Tips to protect your skin this summer
A favorite part of summer for many people is spending more time outdoors and in the sun, but it is important to remember how to protect your skin to prevent sun damage.
Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, provides different ways you can incorporate sun protection into your daily routine this summer.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans so it’s important that we do what we can to protect ourselves,” Orengo said.
Take advantage of sunscreen options
Sunscreen is the most common way to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. Orengo recommends wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or above when you are spending time outside on a sunny day.
While there have been recent concerns about benzene being found in some sunscreens, Orengo said it is an ingredient developed during the manufacturing process that is mainly found in certain spray or gel sunscreens. Despite ingredients, she emphasizes the importance of still wearing sunscreen, especially if you are spending time outdoors.
“Overall, we still recommend sunscreen for the prevention of melanoma, which could …
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