Many people know that the sun is bad for your skin, but many don’t know how common skin cancer is. Current estimates suggest that one in five Americans will have skin cancer, such as melanoma or basal and squamous cell skin cancers, in their lifetime.
Metro spoke with Mary L. Stevenson, MD, assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, for the best summer skincare tips including the importance of using sunscreen and using it right. “This is a great time to really remind yourself of good habits to develop for summer,” Dr. Stevenson says. “Wear SPF 30 and above, reapply, wear enough sunscreen—if you bought one bottle last summer and you still have it, you’re probably not applying enough.”
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