The beach is calling! Can you hear it? After a long winter hibernating, we look forward to the feeling of warm sunshine on our faces. What excites us even more, though, is keeping skin healthy and safe from harmful UV rays. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, there’s no time like the present to talk about skin cancer prevention. To help you safely enjoy some fun in the sun, we’ve boiled down the basics of healthy skin care to the following three fool-proof tips:
- Make SPF Your New Bestie.
Covering your skin with clothing and wearing a hat is a great way to keep harmful UV rays from your skin, but unless you’re a beekeeper, who wants to be covered from head to toe on a hot summer day? When you’re feeling the urge to bare it, don your hat, best bikini, and an oil-free sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, which won’t irritate the skin or clog pores. Even if your makeup contains SPF, be sure to add extra sunscreen to your morning routine. Your skin will thank you! Pick up some sunscreen during your next visit to Aria DermSpa, or order from The Savin Center by calling 203.865.6143.
- Check Every Speck.
Skin cancer, if caught early enough, has high cure and remission rates. Be sure to check your skin regularly for any changing growths, and schedule an annual screening with your dermatologist. If you find any growths that change in color, shape, size, or texture, you should get screened by a dermatologist as soon as possible. We perform skin cancer screenings at The Savin Center in New Haven. To schedule yours, call 203.865.6143.
- Be a Shady Character.
By all means, get outside! Just be smart about it. You can actually spend a day in the sun without being burned to a crisp. Picnicking under a tree, having tea on the porch, or reading under a beach umbrella are all delightful activities that use skin-saving shade to your advantage.
Be sun-savvy this season and save your skin! To schedule your skin cancer screening at The Savin Center, call us today at 203.865.6143.