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5206 N Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(480) 948-5045

Summer in the Sun

By Dr. Van Dyke
May 22, 2017

June has finally arrived! Who’s ready for a vacation? Even if you aren’t traveling to the beach this month, remember to apply your sunscreen! Why?

  1. Skin shows signs of aging due to the sun. If you protect your skin, you’ll likely look younger. Think that just because your foundation has SPF that you can forgo sunscreen? Think again. We recommend that you wear at least SPF 30 and in reality, most foundations do not have that. Many people also forget that a lot more of your body is continuously exposed to the sun like your neck, chest and hands. In addition to wearing SPF 30, remember to reapply your sunscreen thoroughly every two hours for optimal protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
  2. Exposure to harmful rays increases your chances of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Frequently check moles and spots on your skin for these warning signs of melanoma. It’s as easy as ABCDE!

A: Asymmetrical- the two halves of the mole do not match

B: Border- the border of the mole is uneven

C: Color- there are a couple of shades on the same mole

D: Diameter- the mole is larger than ¼ of an inch

E: Evolving- the mole changes in color, shape or size over time

Regular visits to the dermatologist are recommended to make sure your skin is healthy!

  1. Protect yourself from painful sunburns. This one is a bit obvious but who wants to look and feel like a boiled lobster this summer? No one wants a painful sunburn but it is more serious than that. Sunburns increase your chance of developing skin cancer. Apply some SPF, throw on a hat, or wear some sun protection clothing to safely enjoy your summer!

Protecting your skin is easier than you think, especially when you carry some sort of SPF around with you! Our favorite product is Colorescience’s Mineral SPF Brush. It goes on seamlessly over makeup or anywhere on your body! It is compact so you can toss it right in your purse or beach bag. Some of us keep it right in the glove compartment of our cars. Since it is mineral-based, it won’t melt even in the scorching Arizona heat.

We carry lots of products with SPF so come in today and one of our skin care experts will find the right product for you.

Enjoy your summer in the sun and keep your skin protected!

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