Guide to the Importance of Using Sunscreen

model holding spf bottle applying on the chest in a fashion stylish swimsuitSunscreen is a vital component of skincare, and Drs. Spence and Ovalle of Orlando, FL, are professionals who can help patients better understand the importance of using a sunscreen every day. Even if you are spending a majority of your day inside the office, you should constantly be applying sunscreen on exposed skin at the beginning of the day. Learn more about the purpose of sunscreen and skincare recommendations from our team.

Why should we wear sunscreen?

There are many reasons why sunscreen is essential, but perhaps the most important reason is that it can protect you from skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Wearing sunscreen can help to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

In addition to reducing your risk of skin cancer, wearing sunscreen can also help to prevent premature aging of the skin. Sun exposure can result in the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. Wearing sunscreen can help to reduce these effects.

How much sunscreen should I use?

A dermatologist and medical professional such as Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle will recommend that you use enough sunscreen to cover all exposed skin. Be sure to apply it liberally and address the face, shoulders, arms, and legs when spending significant time outdoors.

What are some other sunscreen tips and recommendations?

Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery educate patients on the importance of proper sunscreen application and use, as well as recommendations for reducing one’s risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Below are some additional tips for taking care of your skin every day:

  • Avoid being outside when the sun’s rays are strongest, between 10am and 4pm.
  • Use a high SPF sunscreen each day on exposed skin.
  • Reapply sunscreen as directed when spending significant time outdoors sweating or swimming.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen or sunblock that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Avoid using tanning beds which can damage the skin in the same way as the sun.

Call Dr. Kenrick A. Spence today!

If you are interested in learning more about skincare and services provided by our team for a more attractive appearance and healthier body, call Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL, at 407-999-2585.

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