Mayo Clinic doctor gives skin safety tips

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The sun is now out in full force and with summer vacations and long holiday weekends – many more of us will be enjoying the outdoors.
 
We’ve known for decades that exposure to UV rays can lead to much more than a bad sunburn.
But there are simple and effective ways to protect your skin from the summer sun according to dermatologist Dr. Aleksander Sekulic PhD, an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic Phoenix.  
 
He says, “If you can stay in the sun in the morning or in the evening, rather than in the middle of the day. Second, if you can stay in the shade rather than the direct sun when you have an option, that is also a good choice.”
 
Dr. Sekulic also recommends wearing protective clothing and always using sunscreen. He says proper protection not only can keep your skin safe from cancer – but it also prevents skin related aging.
 

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