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Cherry Creek Dermatology
3773 Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 388-5629
(303) 321-7586 fax
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By Cherry Creek Dermatology
April 27, 2016
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Summer  

What you need to know about sun protection

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to think about protecting your skin. You want to guard your skin against painful sunburn, but also against the damaging and sometimes fatal effects of skin cancer. Your doctors at Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO, want you to know all about how to protect your skin this summer.Summer Skin

Enjoy being out in the sun, but remember to:

  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher every day
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher if you are outside for long periods
  • Stay in the shade as much as you can, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM
  • Wear protective clothing including hats and sunglasses
  • Try to avoid getting sunburnt
  • Don’t use tanning booths
  • Do a self-exam of your skin monthly, and get a professional exam yearly

Your Denver doctors want you to be able to recognize these signs and symptoms of sun damage:

  • Dry skin, including flaking, wrinkling, tightness and itching
  • Sunburn, the deeper the red color, the more damaging the burn
  • Premature aging, including wrinkles and fine lines, and leathery skin
  • Sun spots, including freckles, dark brown spots and discolorations

When you protect your skin against sunburn, you are also helping to keep your skin looking young and protecting it against skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation 1 in 5 people in the US will get skin cancer in their lifetime! In fact, over 3.3 million people will be treated in the United States for skin cancers other than melanoma. There will be more cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined! You don’t want to be one of them!

So go have fun in the sun, but protect yourself! Call your doctors at Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO to schedule your yearly skin examination. Get some peace of mind and call today!

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