Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why do we love Dr. Graf? She wants to save our skin & our children!

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Did you know that between 50% and 80% of one’s lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18? And that the earlier you begin to protect your child’s skin against sun damage, the sooner you begin to reduce his or her risk of developing skin cancer? Just as you teach your children to make brushing their teeth a daily habit, teaching them good sun safety habits will go a long way in keeping their skin healthy.

In this segment of Ask Dr.Graf—PLAY IT SAFE IN THE SUN: HOW TO PROTECT THE LITTLE ONES—we’ll look at simple ways to safeguard your child’s skin before you go out the door and while you’re enjoying the outdoors. From protective clothing specially treated to provide optimal SPF levels to child-friendly sunscreens, to the rules of safe sunning, such as the importance of reapplying sunscreen, and the need to be sun-smart even on a cloudy day, Dr.Graf covers all the basics. Follow her advice and you and the whole family will have fun in the sun while practicing the habits that will help prevent sunburn and minimize the risk of skin cancer.

The same golden rules of sunprotection we teach our kids also apply to us throughout adulthood. We all know the statistics: According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 millionskin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed annually. And one in fiveAmericans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. Anotherreason to practice safe sun: up to 90% of the signs of skin aging, such aswrinkles, brown spots and rough, leathery texture, are the result of over exposure to UV rays.

All the more reason for a refreshercourse in sun protection. In this segment of Ask Dr. Graf—THE BASICS OF SUNSAFETY FOR SKIN CANCER PREVENTION AND ANTI-AGING—Dr. Graf gives an overview ofwhat you need to help keep skin wrinkle-free longer and to protect against skincancer. How to choose the most effective sunscreen formula, the right way toapply your sunscreen for the best results, what level of SPF provides optimalprotection as the seasons change and more—it’s all here.

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