According to each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incident of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.  More than 90 percent of the visible changes associated to skin aging are caused by the sun.


What are some things you can do to help prevent the harmful effects of the sun?

You can protect your skin by wearing sunscreen of 30spf everyday.  You should put on approximately 1 oz 15 min. before going out in the sun and you should reapply at least every 2 hours if you are getting wet.


You should avoid being out in the sun when the rays are the strongest, usually from 10am to 2pm.


Protective clothing such as wide brimmed hats, long sleeves, and pants also add a layer of protection.


As parents it is our responsibility to teach our children good sun safety.


It is a good idea to check your body regularly for any changes or new growths.  You should contact your provider if you notice anything new.


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