With summer weather upon protecting your skin is a must.
Dr. Gale Burstein is here to address the importance of covering up to prevent skin cancer.
Some interesting facts from Dr. Burstein include:
Any tan indicates skin damage has occurred and sun tans are not healthy.
Sun damage is cumulative.
Only 23% of lifetime exposure occurs by age 18
Estimated 90% of skin aging caused by the sun
Anyone can get skin cancer
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
In past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined
Daily sunscreen can reduce risk of skin cancer and minimize premature skin aging
Sunscreens should be worn routinely and the best sunscreen is the one you will use
More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking
Use of tanning bed before age 35 increases risk for melanoma by 75