July is UV Safety Month- Summer is here. Now more than ever we need to be aware of, and actively protect our skin from UV exposure.
Did you know? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US.
Even thought we know a lot more about the sun’s effect on skin, we are still not doing the things that have been shown to keep our skin safe from UV damage.
Remember the SkinMD mantra: Sunscreen is EVERYDAY. 7/365.
Anyone can get skin cancer, and knowing the risk factors that put you at higher risk can be helpful:
1. History of a sunburn early in life
2. Fair complexion/ Very light natural skin color
3. Skin that burns, reddens or freckles easily or becomes painful in the sun
4. Naturally blond or red hair
5. Green or blue eye color
6. Personal history of skin cancer
7. Family history of melanoma
8. Exposure to sun in the course of work and play
If you have any of these risk factors, make sure to perform regular skin self-checks.
ANY suspicious lesions should be examined by your physician right away.
“keeping you youthful for years to come”