The month of July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and here at Affiliated Dermatology, we want to share the best tips and tricks to keep you safe from UV harm. UV safety should be a priority for people who work outside, play sports, do outdoor activities, or spend any time at all in the sun. Therefore, it should be important to everyone!
In addition to premature skin aging, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is associated with approximately 65% of melanoma cases and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
It’s the most important product you can put on your skin and too many people aren’t applying it correctly. Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, sunburns and premature skin aging but only if used properly. The experts at Affiliated Dermatology want you to avoid the most common sunscreen mistakes:
Arizona is not only one of the sunniest places in the United States, but our state is also home to many unique and beautiful hiking trails. If you’re getting out of the house for some hiking, check out this guide for everything you need to know about how to keep yourself safe from the sun while you’re enjoying the sunshine!
People who live in Phoenix, also lovingly known as the Valley of the Sun, are susceptible to the sun 296 days out of the year.