It’s officially summer! And while for many that means weekends at the beach, barbeques with friends and family, and spending more time outside, it also means it’s time to ramp up your skin protection regimen.
With over one million cases diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it’s also one of the most preventable. In fact, more than 90 percent of cases are caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Over the next few months, each issue of the Presby Bulletin will feature a tip on how to keep your skin healthy in the summer sun.
Tip #1: Use sunscreen! We’ve all heard it a million times, but sunscreen really is one of your best bets in preventing skin cancer, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Experts recommend choosing a sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 or higher.