Sun Protection and Sunscreen Education

Doctor Kaminester in North Palm Beach is an expert at sun protection and the effective use of sunscreens and sun-protective clothing. He has been an expert when interviewed on CNN and other TV shows as well as having written many articles on these subjects. Dr. Kaminester is always sure to educate his patients on the dangers of excessive sun exposure, both by talking with them about it and giving them booklets and information about it.

Sun damage can affect any area of your skin as a result of long-term exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Sun damage most commonly occurs on the face, hands and arms, and may lead to sun spots, age spots, rough skin and wrinkles, premature aging, pre-malignant growths and finally skin cancers and even death from malignant melanoma!. Because of the damaging effects of the sun are cumulative, adequate protection is essential in maintaining the long-term health of the skin, especially in the summer months.

Sunscreen protects the skin against harmful UV rays and should be applied to the skin of both children and adults before engaging in any kind of outdoor activity. Certain types of sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB for more comprehensive skin protection. It is important to choose a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15, which refers to the amount of time it takes the skin to react to the sun as opposed to unprotected skin. However, the SPF is only an indicator of protection against UVB. We have found that UVA can also lead to damage to the skin. Dr. Kaminester may have particular samples of sunscreens that would fit your lifestyle, as well as suggesting ones he uses himself whenever outside to keep his own skin free from skin cancers.

With regular sunscreen use, patients can reduce their risk of skin cancer, age spots, burns, premature aging and other unwanted conditions. Through a lifetime of sun protection, your children can continue to maintain the healthy, beautiful skin they were born with.

Remember to ask Dr. Kaminester about his specific recommendations for your particular skin type for both sunscreens and sun-protective clothing, as well as daily tips to minimize lifetime sun-damage to the skin.

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Dermatologist Dr. Lewis H. Kaminester, MD, serving North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Riviera Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta, Okeechobee and surrounding areas.