Can you believe spring is just around the corner? Along with spring comes a much-needed time to take a break from the daily grind and get away. Where is your spring break taking you this year? Will you be found with your toes in the sand, or in ski boots riding the slopes? No matter where you go, you’ll most likely be outside more than usual since you won’t be in your office. While outdoors, you need to consider how to take care of your skin so you prevent damaging it.
Nothing is more harmful to your largest organ on your body than the sun. Its rays are guilty of prematurely aging the skin and increasing your risk of developing skin cancer. The only way to fight sun damage is to prevent it.
Here are some helpful hints to help you prevent sun damage.
- Stop sunbathing
- Always wear sunscreen. The FDA recommends a sunscreen that is labeled as broad spectrum with an SPF of 15 or higher.
- Wear a hat with a brim when out in the sun.
- The sun’s rays are at their strongest between 10am and 3pm. Avoid prolonged exposure during these peak hours.
- Don’t forget your lips! Use moisturizing lip moisturizing that has SPF in it.
Visit Dr. Ransom to find out what products he suggests for protecting your skin. He uses specially formulated, medical-grade products for all of his recommendations. He can answer all of your questions related to your skin. Book your appointment today with a doctor who cares about every aspect of your life.
Posted on behalf of San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery
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