As we enter summer, more and more people start thinking about their skin. We are shedding winter layers and our skin is becoming one of the most important pieces of our wardrobe. A lot of people take their skin for granted and don’t protect it like they should. One thing a lot of people aren’t doing is following guidelines for preventative care. Many people wait until there is a serious problem before going to the dermatologist. Just as you brush and floss your teeth daily between dental visits, skin care should be a priority in your life.

So, what can you do? First of all, you should be having your skin examined by a professional on a regular basis. In between visits, it is recommended that you wash your face twice daily, use SPF 30 or greater when going outside, stay away from tanning booths and take care to avoid scratching or picking at skin rashes or blemishes. These are simple precautions that can make a big difference in reducing your risk of skin cancer and premature signs of aging.

If a problem or abnormality should arise, please visit our office for a professional evaluation.