Summer is here! What should you look for on a sunscreen label?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

An estimated 90 percent of the nation’s 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year are caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It’s important to protect your skin from those harmful rays. Proper use of sunscreen can decrease your risk of skin cancer and prevent wrinkles, freckles, and other signs of aging caused by the UV radiation emitted by sunlight. But many are not applying sunscreen effectively enough to be protected.

Dr. Steven Q. Wang, head of the dermatology section at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge, is available to discuss what to look for in a sunscreen, explain how to maximize the degree of protection it provides against the sun’s harmful effects, and offer tips on keeping your skin, scalp, lips, and eyes safe this summer.

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