As the weather warms up and you start spending more time outside, remember to practice sun protection every time you are outdoors. By following these tips, you can better protect your skin and decrease your risk of skin cancer.
The sun’s rays are strongest during 10am – 2pm, so try to avoid being outside or in direct sunlight during these times.
Wear Protective Clothing
Lightweight long-sleeve shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses with UV protection. If possible, clothing that has an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is also a great option.
Wear Sunscreen and Reapply
Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours as needed. We have a variety of mineral and chemical sunscreen options available for purchase in our office.
Savannah River Dermatology is located at 575 Furys Ferry Rd in Augusta, Ga. For appointments, questions, or to find out about available skin care products and prices, our office can be reached at 706-691-7079.