Spring has arrived at last! So outside we go to watch our kids on the athletic fields. Please remember to apply sunscreen to your exposed skin to prevent skin damage. SPF 30 and above is the best to reduce the risk of future skin cancers.
Remember that skin damage due to sun exposure is cumulative so it is especially important to apply sunscreen to your children. It is probably wise to choose a sunscreen that stays on well with perspiration and swimming. I prefer sunscreen that contains zinc oxide. For example, Neutrogena Sensitive Skin, which can be purchased at any local Target for under ten dollars.
Pools will be opening soon so let’s get ready and purchase the sunscreen now!
Dr. David McSurdy
Serving both the Collegeville & Gilbertsville areas