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Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

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Protecting Your Skin from the Summer Sun

AgingCare.com

Everyone needs a little sunshine—if nothing else, for the relaxing warmth and some extra vitamin D.

But caregivers need to be sure that before they head outdoors, they have protected both themselves and their elderly loved ones against the damaging effects of the sun, which can lead to melanoma.

New York dermatologist Arielle Kauvar told AgingCare.com that most people don’t do enough to protect aging skin. For instance, instead of a dollop of sunscreen smeared on the face as you’re heading out the door, you should be applying a shot-glass size amount about 30 minutes before you leave. If you’re swimming or sweating, you should reapply the sunscreen every two hours.

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Protecting Senior Skin from the Summer Sun originally appeared on AgingCare.com.

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9:33PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

nice info thanks for share :)

9:21AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Thank you, I didn't know one was supposed to put cream on 30 minutes before being in the sun, I always do that 3 seconds before

9:49PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks

2:49PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thanks.

1:47PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

how about covering the skin with clothes instead of toxic sunscreen

8:30PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thanks

2:01PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thanks for the info!

7:11AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Fortunately, I don't sunbathe.

7:09AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

thank you

3:43AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thanks

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