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    Top Skin Care Tips - Tip #1
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    Susan Evans, MD posted:
    Spring is a good time to remind you that taking good care of your skin now helps prevent aging and disease like skin cancer.

    Tip #1 is to limit your sun exposure.


    Sun exposure is responsible for a multitude of skin problems from age spots to skin cancer.

    Unprotected skin suffers greatly from the UV rays of the sun, promoting premature aging of the skin and wrinkle production. A single bad sunburn in your youth greatly increases your chances of developing skin cancer decades later.

    Wear a hat and sunglasses and be sure to use sunscreen on all your exposed skin, especially your face.

    Ladies, that SPF 8 make-up you're wearing is not protecting your face enough from the sun. It helps, but it isn't enough.

    Remember to protect your face from the rays of the sun throughout the day. Reapplying sunscreen as needed and wearing a wide-brimmed hat will help keep your skin fresh, young, and disease free.

    Feel free to share your ideas on how you protect your skin from the sun. How do you protect your children?

    Best,

    Dr. Evans
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