Most people think about protecting their skin from the sun in the summer. But even in the depths of a New England winter, harmful long- and short-wave ultraviolet lights (UVA and UVB) are still coming through — and exposure can lead to premature skin aging and the development of skin cancer.
Guest Blogger: Jennifer Bram, MD, Primary Care Pediatrician, South County Pediatrics, Webster, MA
After cold temperatures and dark days, we’re all looking forward to spending time outdoors in the warm sunshine! As a primary care pediatrician, I get lots of questions from parents about how to keep kids safe in the sun, and thought I could share some of my advice here.
How much sunscreen should I put on? Really. Dr. Jeffrey Mailhot clears up some facts about the correct way to apply sunscreen in this video.
Join the conversation. Do you apply sunscreen everyday? Do you see your doctor each year to have your skin checked? What other ways do you stay safe in the sun?