While it is important to wear sunscreen year round, the summer months are a particularly important time to protect the skin. Seek shade as often as possible. Also, use sunscreens which have an SPF of 30 or higher. When possible, wear long sleeves and a wide brim hat. Don’t forget to protect the eyes by wearing sunglasses. It is imperative to wear sunscreen not only on sunny days, but cloudy days as well, as sunburn can occur even on cloudy days on unprotected skin.
It is also important to wear insect repellent and likewise apply this every two hours while outdoors. DEET, 30% or higher is recommended.
If it has been a while since your last skin check, please schedule your appointment for assessment.