Importance of Stepping Out with Sunscreen
With spring around the corner, everyone is eagerly waiting for the sun to come out. After all, when the sun’s rays hit you, it makes you feel good and look good too with that ‘sun-kissed’ tan! Reputed and experienced dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd asks you to remember that exposure to the sun also causes most of the age spots and wrinkles on our faces and overexposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer too.
If you live in a sunny environment, reach out to Dr. Lloyd at the Skin & Vein Institute by calling her on (760) 642-6674. Dr. Lloyd will not only be able to provide you with advice on how to protect yourself from the sun but will also provide you with a customized plan. As part of your routine skincare regimen, any dermatologist will tell you that you need to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to block both the UVA and UVB rays. Contrary to popular belief, it is not enough to simply apply sunscreen on the face – you have to apply it all over. This has to be done even when it is cloudy. This is important because skin cancer results not only because of a few days of sun exposure – it is due to cumulative sun exposure. Although average accumulated sun exposure during the first eighteen years of life is just 23 percent, by the time an adult turns 60 years, he or she has 74 percent of accumulated sun exposure!
Before you step out, even to visit Dr. Amanda Lloyd, don’t forget your sunscreen!