You know that sun exposure can cause skin damage and cancer. But when it comes to skin protection, confusion reigns. A recent study in JAMA Dermatology found that most people don’t understand sunscreen labels nor how to best protect themselves in the sun.
According to the Skin Care Foundation, more than 3 million Americans develop skin cancer every year, and 90 percent of those cases are caused by the sun.
“Nearly all skin cancers are preventable if you take the right precautions,” says Lisa Hladik, M.D., a Mills-Peninsula Medical Center internal medicine physician. “With our sunny climate in California, good daily sun protection is a must. It’s your best defense against skin cancer and is more effective than any anti-aging product at keeping your skin looking youthful.”
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your skin young-looking and cancer-free.