Spring break is around the corner! Childhood sunburns are a major risk factor for skin cancer later in life. Protect yourself and your family by utilizing these 3 easy tips for smart sun protection.
1. Sunscreen: Dr. Riahi Utilize a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. Apply multiple times a day and don’t forget about the ears, back of the neck, and hands
2. Hats: A wide-brimmed hat that covers the face and ears is ideal. Avid runners can utilize hats to help avoid excessive sun rays. Using a hat while at the pool or beach or when taking walks outside.
3. Protective clothing: Dr. Riahi recommends utilizing clothing to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure.
Keep a close eye on any new, changing or suspicious skin growths. Mole checks should be performed once a year. Be smart and avoid excessive sun exposure. Contact the office to see Dr. Riahi if you need a consultation.