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Save Your Skin from Sun Dangers

Save Your Skin from SUN DANGERS Think a Golden Glow = Good Health? Think Again A tan is actually a sign of sun-damaged skin Sun exposure causes many signs of aging I Fine and coarse wrinkles I Freckles I Mottled pigmentation I Destruction of collagen and elastin UV light from the sun also causes. I Actinic keratosis, or pre-cancerous lesions 1 Basal and squamous cel carcinomas I Melanoma The Sun and Your Skin Cancer Risk #1 Skin cancer is the top Nearly all cases are Linked to sun exposure cancer in the U.S Sun damage is cumulative and cannot be reversed 1 sunburn that blisters before age 20 doubles your melanoma risk 3 or more blistering burns before age 20 ups your risk 5 times Indoor Tanning Is Even More Dangerous UVA radiation in tanning beds is 10-13x stronger than that from the sun Regular tanning bed users have an increased melanoma risk People under age 30 who tan 1o+ times annually have 8x the melanoma risk Get Smart about Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 plus zinc oxide Apply 20 minutes before exposure Reapply every 2 hours Wear sunglasses with UV protection SPF 30 Avoid sun exposure between 10 AM and 2 PM when 12 possible Check your skin for changes monthly Look for new moles or changes to existing moles 1 Check for new lesions/red spots I Report all changes to your dermatologist right away Max F. Adler WWW.MAXFADLERMD.COM Sources:

Save Your Skin from Sun Dangers

shared by BrittSE on Jul 16
Spending time in the sun can be bad for your skin. Spending time in a tanning bed can be even worse! Learn about the dangers of getting a suntan naturally or artificially by reading through this infog...


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