By Aubrie Hubbert, APRN, CNP, Springfield Clinic’s Center for Plastic Surgery
Did you know more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined? ¹ One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.² Protect yourself and your family from this preventable cancer by applying UVA/UVB SPF of 30 or greater when exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays.
- Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, including ears and face, 30 minutes before going outside.
- Consider applying sunscreen to your face, neck and hands before your daily commute, as driving exposes these areas to the sun.
- Reapply sunscreen frequently on long summer days; apply even more often if engaging in water activities.
- Have a friend or family member help apply sunscreen to the hard-to-reach areas, like the back and shoulder area.
- Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, the Medical Spa at Springfield Clinic’s Center for Plastic Surgery is offering 30% off Obagi® sunscreen for the month of May. Available in warm or cool tint, matte or mineral.
Read more about Aubrie and plastic surgery services offered at Springfield Clinic, or call 217.528.7541 to make an appointment.
1. American Cancer Society.
2. Stern, RS Prevalence of a history of skin cancer in 2007: results of an incidence based model. Arch Dermatol, 2010.
Aubrie Hubbert, APRN, CNP, received her graduate degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. She specializes in advanced wound care, CoolSculpting®, dermal fillers, facial rejuvenation with BOTOX®, laser treatments, medical spa services, Obagi® skin care and skin lesions.