Sun protection is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. Take our sun safety quiz to see if you know how to keep your family safe from the sun all year round.
True -or- False
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Sunscreen isn’t needed on a cloudy day.
Sunscreen labeled SPF 30 provides twice the protection as sunscreen labeled SPF 15.
A shot glass amount of sunscreen should be applied to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.
Just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a person’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer!
Answers: 1. TRUE- There are about as many skin cancers diagnosed each year as all other cancers combined. 2. FALSE- About 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds on an overcast day, so even if you can’t see the sun, it can still see you! 3. FALSE- SPF 30 blocks about 97% or damaging UV rays, while SPF 15 blocks about 93%. Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen with an SPF or 30 or higher every day. 4. TRUE- In addition, sunscreens should be reapplied every 2 hours and/or after swimming or sweating. 5. TRUE- In fact, a person’s risk for melanoma also doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns at any age.
The health professionals at The Woodruff Institute for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery are committed to helping families learn the importance of sun safety. The Woodruff Institute offers the latest innovations in cosmetic and dermatological skincare treatments and procedures in beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities, with offices conveniently located in Naples and Bonita Springs / Estero.