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Skin Protection

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

A Message from Fleet Surgeon: Caroline Kornutik

Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society to protect yourselves from the sun this season.

Skin Protection, freckles

When outdoors, stay in the shade whenever possible – particularly between the hours of 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense. Wear sun protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, a wide-brimmed hat and UV protective sunglasses. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on all skin that is not covered every day, even on a cloudy day. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. Visit your healthcare professional every year for a skin exam. Sunscreen lasts for 3 years so does not have to be discarded if bought last season. Check the expiration date if there is one or write the date you bought it and discard 3 years later if not used. Stay safe on the water- Hydrate too. All great for your skin health.


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