Joel Schlessinger MD - Safe Sun Tips

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Joel Schlessinger MD provides the essential tips for safe sun skin care. Find the advice you need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful radiation all summer long at Dr. Schlessinger's blog: http://drjoelschlessinger.com/

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  • 1.SUN TIPS TEN TIPS FOR SAFE SUN SKINCAREJoel Schlessinger, MDTo shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen

2. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 3.5million new cases of skin cancer arediagnosed each year in the United States.While skin cancer is one of the most commontypes of cancer, it is also one of the mostpreventable. Here, Dr. Schlessinger shares tipsalong with his favorite products for stayingsafe from the dangers of sun exposure. To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100 or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 3. 1. Encourage safe sun habits early. Children are especially susceptible to UV damage and according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, suffering a sunburn during early childhood more than doubles a persons chance of developing melanoma later in life. Let your kids see you using sunscreen and encourage them to apply and reapply sunscreen while outside.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 4. 2. Choose the right sunscreen.When searching for the rightsunscreen, its important to keepthree factors in mind:1.Broad spectrum protection2.Sun protection factor (SPF)3.Water resistanceTo shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 5. 2. Choose the right sunscreen BroadSpectrum Protection Healthy skin needs protection from both UVA and UVB rays. While UVB rays are the ultraviolet rays that cause the skin to redden and burn, UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays that cause signs of aging, such as wrinkling and hyperpigmentation. Sunscreens that protect against both kinds of ultraviolet radiation will have a broad spectrum designation, such as EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 6. 2. Choose the right sunscreen SunProtection Factor (SPF)Any product with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 orhigher has been proven to reduce the risk of skincancer. However, Dr. Schlessinger agrees withresearchers who state that there is not enoughdata to prove that a product with a high SPFprotects you better than a product with an SPF of50. Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face ProtectantSPF 30 provides SPF 30 UVA and UVB rayprotection along with antioxidants to protectyour skin from further damage.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 7. 2. Choose the right sunscreen WaterResistanceWhen exposed to water or sweat, sunscreensdissolve and become less effective. To be up todate with current FDA regulations, sunscreenlabels must now indicate how long theirproducts are water resistant. It is important notonly to choose a product that is waterresistant, but to also know how long it is waterresistant so you know when to reapply it.Products like EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47 are waterresistant for up to 80 minutes.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 8. 3. Apply sunscreen every day. Even on days that are overcast, the suns radiation can reach the skin and cause damage. Apply sunscreen in the morning or 30 minutes before sun exposure to protect your skin and help prevent signs of early aging. Products like Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair SPF 30 are lightweight and can be used under your makeup, making it a suitable sunscreen for daily use.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 9. 3. Apply sunscreen every day. Other products, like PRESCRIBEDsolutions Stop the Clock Triple-Action Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 50, provide UVA and UVB ray protection while reducing existing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Having a product that works as both a sunscreen and an anti-aging treatment simplifies your routine and increases the likelihood that you will apply it every day.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 10. 4. Protect yourself from the inside out.Developed by a Harvarddermatologist, Heliocare Sun ProtectionPills are a potent antioxidant that protectthe body from sun damage. Derived froma fern found in CentralAmerica, Heliocare is a natural productthat can be taken 1-3 times a day.Heliocare boosts sunscreenperformance, protecting you fromdangerous UV radiation.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 11. 5. Remember to reapply often.On days when you are in the sun for extended periodsof time, be sure to reapply your sunscreen everycouple of hours. Sunscreens such as La Roche-PosayAnthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray areconvenient for reapplication due to its aerosolcontainer, giving you lightweight coverage withoutmissing a spot.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 12. 6. Choose a makeup with SPF protection.Whether you prefer a liquid foundationsuch as Jane Iredale Dream Tint MoistureTint SPF 15, or a powder foundation such asColorescience Sunforgettable Brush SPF30, a foundation with SPF protection willgive you UV ray protection without addingan extra step to your routine.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 13. 7. Avoid the sun when it is at its strongest.Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2p.m. the suns radiation is at itsstrongest. If you are exposed to thesun during these hours the risk ofskin damage increases dramatically.Protect yourself by seeking outshade during these peak hours andavoiding prolonged amounts of timein direct sunlight.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 14. 8. Wear protective clothing.Clothes provide another barrier toprevent the suns radiation fromreaching your skin. Lightweightfabrics like cotton offer protectionwithout heaviness so you remaincool while wearing them. Also keepin mind that tightly woven materialsoffer greater protection than looselywoven materials.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 15. 9. Dont leave out any exposed areas. Many people are diligent about applying sunscreen on their bodies but there are a few areas that are often forgotten when applying sun protection. Tilley Hats offer great sun protection for the scalp and include plenty of style options for adults and kids.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 16. 9. Dont leave out any exposed areas. The delicate skin around your eye is another area that many people neglect. Use an eye cream product that offers UV protection such as Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15, which is gentle enough that it wont run into your eyes and cause irritation. Also, be to sure to wear sunglasses to prevent the suns rays from reaching the skin of your eyelids.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 17. 9. Dont leave out any exposed areas. Protect your lips with products such as Vanicream Lip Protectant SPF 30, which gives your lips moisture and hydration while protecting them from UV damage. Daily use of a sun protectant on your lips will also ensure that your lips remain youthful-looking by protecting them from signs of aging such as wrinkling caused by UV radiation.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 18. 10. Know how to check for signs of skincancer the ABCDEs.AsymmetryKnowing how to spot the warning signs ofmelanoma is an important step toprotecting yourself from skin cancer.BorderPerforming self-examinations is the best wayto spot moles or pigmentations on your skin Colorand to monitor them for changes. Whenexamining moles orDiameterpigmentations, remember to look for theABCDEs.EvolvingTo shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 19. 10. Know how to check for signs of skincancer the ABCDEs.Consult a dermatologist if your moles or pigmentations exhibit any of the followingcharacteristics:Asymmetry One half of the mark is different than the other.Border The mark has an irregular or poorly defined border.Color There is more than one color to the mark.Diameter The mark is larger than the size of a pencil eraser.Evolving Any changes occur in the mole.To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 20. 10. Know how to check for signs of skincancer the ABCDEs.Here are photos of three moles found on a patient of Dr. Schlessingers. Afterremoving all three, Dr. Schlessinger diagnosed A as a stage 2 melanoma. WhileC, as well as B, are all scary looking, A has a very concerning, nearly bluish color toits central area. Additionally it was darker in general than the other two. The othersboth turned out to be atypical (dysplastic) nevi and I did remove them as well. -Dr. SchlessingerABCTo shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen 21. Heres how you can find outmore about Dr. Schlessinger. - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogshttp://drjoelschlessinger.com/http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/To shop the recommended products in this presentation call 402-697-1100or visit http://www.lovelyskin.com/sunscreen