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Use daily skin protection

skin care

Using daily sun protection is the cheapest anti-aging method available. We recommend a broad-spectrum sun product that provides protection from UVA and UVB rays. This is important for all ages, both genders, and every day.

Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and by 2015 it is estimated that one in 50 will develop melanoma. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for adults ages 25-29, and is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults ages 15-29.

We recommend a sun protection with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater and is water-resistant. This should be used on all exposed skin.

Don’t forget to check your birthday suit on your birthday each year. Get to know your own moles. If you notice any changes, see your primary-care physician, who can screen you or refer you to a dermatologist.

Skin cancer is very treatable if caught early.

 

About Kesha Buster MD FAAD

I am a dermatologist with Via Christi Clinic in Wichita, Kan.