It’s heating up in Arizona, we’re now experiencing daily temperatures over 100 degrees. At Terros Health, we’re highlighting the importance of skin health by reminding all our patients to drink plenty of water and to avoid sun exposure for longer periods of time. During July, we’re encouraging our patients to come in for a skin exam and hydration screening. If you haven’t had a skin exam, then now is the perfect time to schedule a visit. We have immediate availability, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Over exposure to UV rays from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds can cause most skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell cancers. Additionally, people who do not protect themselves during these hot summer months can go through premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage that include leathery skin, liver spots, wrinkles, and sunburn.
Below are a few steps we can take to minimize our risk of sun exposure.
1.) Choose the right sunscreen
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that each person wears a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) that is at least 15 and they should cover UV-A and UV-B rays.
2.) Cover up
If you’re going to be out in the sun, you should wear proper clothing such as pants, long sleeved shirts, a hat, and sunglasses to protect you from harmful rays.
3.) Stay in the Shade
Because midday is when the sun is the most intense, try staying in a shaded area from 10am to 4pm to help protect your skin.
Stay hydrated and drink before you feel thirsty, as thirst is a sign of dehydration.
Common Symptoms of Dehydration Include:
-Dry lips, eyes, and mouth-
There are some simple ways to hydrate quickly throughout the summer. Start your day off with a glass of water and include water into every meal. Taking a water bottle with you when you’re on the go will ensure you drink throughout the day.
Schedule a skin exam today
with our primary care providers and learn more!
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Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.
Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.
Schedule a skin exam today with our primary care providers and learn more!
Donate to Terros Health
Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.
Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization