The Dermatology Center of Washington Township is committed to making sure that your skin is always looking radiant and healthy. From Botox to laser vein therapy, you will not find another dermatologist in Sewell, NJ who features not only the services, but also the dedication to making your skin look great. We provide premier care for all our patients who walk through our doors, though we want our patients to recognize that there are a few things you can do to improve your skin’s health outside of your visits to our Sewell office. One such way you can care for your skin is by wearing sunscreen this spring and summer.

UV Rays

UV (ultraviolet) rays are one of the biggest risk factors for skin cancer. Though they only make up a small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the main cause of the sun’s damaging effects on a person’s skin. These rays not only cause skin cancer, but they can also damage skin, create wrinkles, and lead to sunburns.

A common misconception about sunlight is that if it is cloudy outside, you will be fine and there will be no need to wear sunscreen. This is completely false! Up to 80% of these UV rays in sunlight can pass through the clouds! UV rays can even reflect off any snow and water that is on the ground. This means that on cloudy days and even on snowy days, your skin is still at risk. This is why it is important to wear sunscreen this spring and summer, no matter what the conditions are. If you are going to be outside for a long time, make sure to be prepared by protecting yourself with sunscreen.

Tips For Wearing Sunscreen

If you want to maximize the protection you will get, here are a few helpful tips to make sure that you get the most of your sunscreen usage:

  • Choose a sunscreen with UV protection.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Make sure to cover all your exposed skin evenly with sunscreen.
  • Reapply your sunscreen about every two hours.
  • Do not forget to apply sunscreen to any less commonly remembered areas (backs of hands, ears, legs, feet, etc.).

Contact Your Sewell Dermatologists Today!

Whether you have any skin problems you need to have fixed or even if you just want to give an extra boost to your skin with Botox, please feel free to contact us. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, give us a call at (856) 589-3331. We hope to hear from you and give your skin the healthy look it deserves!