Americans have an array of Independence Day traditions. Whether it’s spending the day at the beach, pool or park, the evening anticipation of fireworks always follows.
Staying skin safe during the day means sunscreen on all exposed areas. This includes those overlooked spots such as the ears, back of legs and tops of hands and feet.
The best solar defense is purchasing a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or more. And it should always be water resistant. Even for those who don’t partake in water sports, people do sweat in sunny San Diego.
Be liberal in sunscreen application. The best rule of thumb is one ounce of sunscreen per application. Apply it every couple hours and right after a swim.
While makeup containing SPF protection might help a woman look attractive and offer some solar defense, it may not be enough by itself. Professionals suggest applying an oil-free, lightweight sunscreen underneath makeup.
Another important tip is being familiar with one’s skin and checking for any irregularities or unusual patterns such as new moles, skin spots or preexisting mole changes.
If any question arises as to a suspicious area, check in with a San Diego plastic surgeon (http://www.bolithomd.com/
Here’s to skin safe Fourth of July.
To learn more about Dr. Bolitho, who has been voted as Top Doctor in San Diego Magazine in 2012 and 2013, he and his team invite you to call (866) 738-9360 or e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.BolithoMd.com
About Dr. Bolitho:
In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Bolitho is a board certified plastic surgeon, currently serving as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. He is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Bolitho completed his plastic surgery fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta. He is quadruple board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United States, Britain, Canada and South Africa.