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Friends, we survived this crazy winter and I for one am ready to be outside all summer long. However, with one in five Americans developing some form of skin cancer in their lifetime, and 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year, sun safety is extremely important for me AND the family.
So I interviewed Lubriderm’s certified dermatologist, Dr. Rivas on key sun protection tips for the family.
Should my skin routine change in the summer?
During the summer time sun protection is the key. Depending on your type of skin you may need to choose a different type of moisturizer, as most people’s skin is not as dry during summertime compared to winter for example. Creams that have retinoids for anti aging or acne treatments make you more sensitive to the sun therefore you should always include sunscreen in your regimen. To simplify your daily routine, use a 2-in-1 moisturizer such as the LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
What are some of the most damaging things we do to our skin?
A few of the most damaging things people do to their skin would be using tanning beds, not using sunscreen on a regular basis, not moisturizing, and using scrubs or exfoliating procedures too frequently (more than 2-3 times a week).
Summer comes and my kids just want to be outside. How much sun can little ones get?
Babies under 6 months of age should not be outside getting exposed to the sun. I don’t believe there is a specified/established amount of time recommended for kid’s sun exposure; the main issue is sun protection following the guidelines previously discussed. You could further protect your kids with the use of rash guards and sun protective clothing as well as keeping them hydrated.