Take these precautions to protect your skin

July is UV Safety Month, so it’s a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and UV safety.

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. UV rays can also damage your eyes.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but the risk is greatest for people with:

  • White or light-colored skin with freckles;
  • Blond or red hair;
  • Blue or green eyes.

You can take these steps to help prevent skin cancer:

  • Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.;
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher;
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat;
  • Check your skin regularly for any changes.

For more information visit cancer.gov or call the ADC Dermatology departments at 512-901-4054