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Summer May Be Ending But Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet


Summer May Be Ending But Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet

Don't Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet

Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet

Summer May Be Ending But Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet
As summer comes to an end, it’s time to pack away your flip-flops and bathing suits- but don’t put away your sunscreen too!  According to leading dermatologists, sunscreen protection is important year-round because the sun’s rays can always damage your skin, even during the cold weather.

No matter what we wear, our face, head and neck are often exposed to the sun, even during the fall and winter months. Therefore, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that about 80 percent of skin cancers appear on those areas of the skin, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

“Just driving around town and running personal errands is enough to have a negative effect on your skin and its long-term health, including the appearance of wrinkles and the development of skin cancers,” says Erin Welch, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center(Dallas).

To help keep skin protected, Dr. Welch recommends that sunscreen is worn each and every day, particularly on the face, neck and ears. Dermatologist-recommended pHisoderm(r) Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 provides an oil-free, hypoallergenic formula with broad-spectrum sun protection, helping to block the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays without clogging pores. “The fact that it combines SPF with a daily moisturizer makes application of sunscreen more user-friendly and part of your regular skincare routine,” adds Dr. Welch.  “I always tell my patients to place a moisturizer with SPF next to their toothbrush, so that it becomes as routine as brushing your teeth.”

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