Skin care a priority during spring and summer seasons

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - With spring blooming in the Mohawk Valley, now is the time that people will begin to migrate back outside and into the pathway of the sun.

During this time, Dermatologists remind people that while being out in the sun can be fun, it can also be dangerous if not prepared. They remind us that there's a lot we ourselves can do, to protect and preserve our largest organ.

While some of the tips are obvious, others are not.

"It's also important to remember that ultra violet rays do penetrate glass," said local dermatologist, Dr. Edward Lee. "So a lot of times people in the middle of the summer, they're in their car, the air conditioner is on, the windows are up and they think they're not getting any sun and that's not true"

Below are some tips of what you should be doing in order to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays:

  • Use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher; for infants under six months of age, doctors recommend the skin be covered with clothing.

  • Avoid exposure to the sun when it's at its strongest-from 10am to 2pm.

  • Keep an eye out for trouble signs with moles

    • If they have more than one color, uneven edges and are black or bleeding.

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