SSDP patients put sun safety first

When it comes to protecting their skin from sun damage, these SSDP patients are earning high scores for success.

In a note to SSDP dermatologist Viraj Shroff-Mehta, MD, golfers FS, BJ and DB wrote:

We are taking your advice seriously and playing golf under solar umbrellas with hats on and gloves on both hands.

Don’t let the dangers of UV exposure deter you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Decrease your risk of sun damage by following these simple steps:

  • Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses
  • Apply a broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or more to all exposed skin
  • Seek shade when appropriate, especially during the hours between 10 am and 2 pm when the sun’s rays are strongest
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
  • Avoid tanning beds.

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