JDear MD Derm family,
This June while we are out enjoying the beaches, boats, and barbecues, let’s not forget about protecting our skin! We recommend zinc-based sunscreens, SPF 30 or higher, and the key is to reapply every 90 minutes! Sun protective clothing including wide-brimmed hats to cover your ears, as well as clothing with tighter weaves and sun protective factors, such as Under Armour or Solumbra, are great for days on the boat. While the sun certainly targets those of us with lighter skin tones, our friends with darker complexions can and do still experience the harmful effects of the sun- the ever-talented Bob Marley died of melanoma that began under a toenail. Utilize sun protection and come see us for advice and evaluation.
See you soon!
Charlotte Lanphear, MPAS, PA-C
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