It’s finally here! Summer seems to have arrived and with it warm weather and sunshine. Don’t rush out into the sun just yet though! Sun exposure can damage your skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. That's why it’s so important to protect your skin
from the sun’s harmful rays every day.
How can you protect your skin? What’s the right sunscreen to use? How often should you reapply it? Is sunscreen safe for everyone? NorthShore University HealthSystem has you covered with sun safety tips for adults, kids and babies alike. Click on the image
below to access our full infographic with helpful sun safety tips and then go out and enjoy the summer sun without getting burned.
When you plan to be out in the sun for an extended period of time (or even a short while), wearing some form of sun protection
is better than nothing. But, with all the options on the market today, how do you know which sunscreen is best for complete sun protection?
Reshma Haugen, MD, Dermatologist at NorthShore, talks about the different types of sunscreen and offers suggestions on which are better than others:
What type of sunscreen do you prefer to use? Do you use sunscreen every time you are outside in the sun?
Summer is a great time to be outdoors and to take advantage of the weather. With the temperature changes and increased sunshine,
come some summer safety concerns.
Julie Holland, MD, a pediatrician at NorthShore, shares a few quick tips on how you can ensure your family stays safe this summer:
What do you do to keep your family safe and healthy during the summer? What are some of your favorite family activities?
As the summer approaches, many of us will spend more time outdoors enjoying the weather and the sunshine. While the sunshine can be good for you by improving your mood and giving you a boost in Vitamin D, without the proper protection it can also be harmful
to your skin and body.
Aaron Dworin, MD, Dermatologist at NorthShore, offers his advice on how to protect your skin and limit your risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma:
How often are you outside in the warmer months? What do you do to protect yourself from the sun?