The obvious way to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen to areas exposed to the sun, especially your face, every day, as though your life depended on it – because it may. If not your life, certainly your skin and your appearance depend on it. Patients ask me a lot of questions about sun protection. For example, I hear this all the time, “I put a few dabs of sunscreen on. That should do the trick, right.” Wrong.
A study conducted a few years ago revealed that most people – up to 70% of the population – don’t apply sunscreen before going out. Those that do tend to apply only 25 to 50% of the recommended amount of sunscreen. Don’t be one of those people.
How much sunscreen should you apply? What about if you’re getting in water? What happens if it’s not sunny out? All of these questions, and more, are answered in Dr. Nakhla’s best selling book, “The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin.” You can purchase the book from Amazon.com.
Don’t put off protecting your skin, and the skin of your family & friends. You just may save their lives.
Call OC Skin Institute to schedule your free skin cancer screening today! 3 convenient Orange County locations: Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, and Santa Ana: (714) 547-6111