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Dr. Michael Huether

Spring Break Sun Safety

Spring Break Sun Safety

As spring break rolls around again this year, parents, kids and college students head to sunny locations throughout the United States and the world.  They should remember that everyone is at risk for a sunburn, whether your skin is light or dark.  However, the lighter your skin color, the higher the risk of burning.  Paying attention to sun safety will make for a pain-free vacation.  There is nothing worse than missing out on the fun due to a bad sunburn.  Every week I see patients in middle age and older age groups that can recall the exact details of a...

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Dr. Michael Huether

Sun Protective Clothing – The Basics

Sun Protective Clothing – The Basics

Sunlight is made up of both visible light and a damaging form of radiation called ultraviolet (UV) light.  It is this UV light that causes premature aging, skin immune suppression and skin cancer.  Protecting your skin from the damaging effects of UV light will help decrease your risk of developing these unwanted consequences.  There are several ways to decrease UV damage to your skin.  Sun avoidance is the first line of defense.  Minimizing sun exposure by seeking shade during the mid-day or by planning outdoor activities in the early morning or just before sunset will decrease your exposure.  Sunscreen is...

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Dr. Michael Huether

I didn’t know that was sun damage!

I didn’t know that was sun damage!

Many of the skin changes that we see in our older friends, relatives and ourselves are not related to aging, but in fact, they are due to long term sun exposure.

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Dr. Michael Huether

Sun Protection: Fact and Fiction

Sun Protection: Fact and Fiction

Sun protection should be a part of everyone’s daily routine particularly as the summer arrives. Regardless whether it is cloudy or sunny, cold or warm, ultraviolet radiation damages the skin causing wrinkles, pigmentation, aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen is an important part of an overall sun protection plan but that plan should also include sun avoidance, sun protective clothing, hats, sun glasses and seeking shade. Please view our UV facts page to learn more about sun safety tips. There are several misconceptions about sun protection that are important to clear up so that you can do your best to take care of...

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