Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? And Monday, May 6 is Melanoma Monday? It’s officially Spring and time for outdoor sports, backyard parties and gardening. It’s also time to begin applying sunscreen to all areas of your body that are exposed to the sun. And, YES, It should be applied to your face year round.

For active sports enthusiasts, don’t forget to cover your ears, neck and lips with sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends one ounce of sunscreen to cover the exposed areas of the body. If you’re going to be out in the sun or driving, reapplication is essential.

When selecting a sunscreen it is important to read the label. Be sure to select one that is SPF 30 or higher and is broad spectrum – meaning it protects from both UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant. Our office offers MelaShield from our fabulous medical grade skin care line, Glow 360. MelaShield is ideal for all skin types. It contains only Titanium and Zinc Oxides in a silicone elastomer vehicle that leaves a non-shiny, non-sticky, matte film to protect the skin’s surface. It’s also perfect for sensitive or acne prone skin. Just ask our clients what they think. It’s our number one selling skin care product for a reason. Stop in or phone us today at (972) 543-2477 for more information about this cosmetically elegant formula!