You probably associate sunscreen with summer, and for the most part, that is a good thing. The summer season usually means hours spent under the hot sun, so protecting your skin should be a priority. The problem is that it’s not the heat that causes damage to the skin, it’s the rays of the sun. The sun doesn’t go away when summer is over, so your skin is exposed to these rays all year long.
You should be applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, even if it is cold or cloudy. Sunscreens that are advertised as being “broad spectrum” also provide better protection, because they can block both UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun. These products will protect your skin from premature aging, sunburns, and skin cancer.
At Boca Mohs Surgery, our goal is to help those suffering from skin cancer and to prevent more cases of skin cancer from occurring. Advocating proper sun safety is one of the best forms of prevention. If you are in need of skin cancer treatments or if you would like more information regarding skin cancer prevention, please contact our office.