Skin cancer prevention starts with you!

posted by Amber Brady on May 2, 2022 Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Get the facts about skin cancer

9 ways you can protect your skin

  1. Seek the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  2. Don’t get sunburned.
  3. Avoid tanning, and never use UV tanning beds.
  4. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  5. Keep newborns out of the sun. Use sunscreen on babies over the age of six months.
  6. Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/ UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  7. Apply 1 ounce of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
  8. Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  9. See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.

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