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It’s sunshine and summer time! Before you go out and soak up the sun, you need to make sure you are wearing sunscreen. When buying sunscreen, keep in mind that the higher the SPF number, the greater amount of protection it serves. Everyone should use a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30. It should be applied 20 to 30 minutes before you go outdoors and every 2 hours you should reapply.

Your skin can be harmed by constant sun exposure even if you do not receive sunburns. If you look at sunburn on skin under a microscope, you will notice that the cells and blood vessels have been damaged. With repeated sun damage, the skin will become weakened and will start to look dry, discolored, wrinkled, and leathery. However, the biggest threat that the sun serves is that it is a major cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and many doctors believe that wearing sunscreen can prevent it.

These are just a few things to consider when going out in the sun this summer! Stop in today to learn more about the products that we offer to protect your skin.

Source: Cleveland Clinic