Check out this great article from WebMD about the rise of melanoma risk for people under 40. It has some great summer tips including the ones below, just in time for planning to head to the beach!
“…Ways to protect your skin and reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers include:
- Stay out of the sun during peak hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing with a tight weave, including a hat with a brim to shade your ears and neck, a shirt with sleeves to cover your arms, and pants.
- Use a sunscreen every day with an SPF of at least 30. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB.
- Examine yourself regularly for changes on your skin, such as new moles or changes to old moles, and talk to your doctor about having a skin exam done by a health care professional.”