Did You Know?
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Actinic keratosis is the most common precancer; it affects more than 58 million Americans. (source: skincancer.org)
California Sunshine Calls for Safe Sun Protection
- Use sunscreen with full spectrum SPF 30 or higher. Follow directions on the bottle. Don’t forget to apply sunblock on your ears, neck, nose, undersides of arms, and back of hands. Pick up a bottle of our favorite sunblock lotion at Coastal Valley Dermatology.
- Wear a hat that gives shade to your entire face. Scalp protection is important for people with thin hair or bald spots.
- Use sunscreen lip balm. Lips, nose, and ears are high risk zones for skin cancer.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eye health and the sensitive skin around your eyes.