The summer sun is notorious for causing skin-damaging sunburns. However, now that summer is coming to a close, you may begin to think that protecting your skin from the sun becomes less important. In reality, this is a myth and could not be further from the truth. Learn how to protect your skin during every season and what makes it so important with Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT.
What makes sun protection so important?
While the warm, sunny months are known for causing sunburns, this could happen all year round. It is common knowledge that the sun causes cancer, making protecting your skin from the sun more important than ever. The sun’s harmful rays also have aesthetic effects on your complexion, causing sun damage resulting in sun spots, an uneven complexion and premature aging.
Protecting Your Skin Year Round
Taking the proper precautions against the sun helps prevent its side effects from occurring. Wear sunblock with at least 30 SPF on any exposed areas of the skin while in the sun. Reapply the sun block at least every two hours, or sooner if you have been in the water or perspiring. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and shoulders and wear tightly-woven clothing to protect the skin on the arms and legs.
Skin Cancer Screenings in Milford, CT
Knowing the signs of skin cancer can help you catch it in its earliest, most curable stages. Moles which have an abnormal shape, color or large size could be skin cancer and should be examined by your dermatologist as soon as possible. Additionally, moles which change shape or color or have an irregular or jagged border could also be a sign of cancer. A skin cancer screening at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology can keep your skin safe and healthy.
For more information on protecting your skin, please contact Dr. Petrazzuoli at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT. Call (203) 301-5860 to schedule your appointment for an examination today!