Summer in South Texas: Outdoor barbecues, shorts, swimming, and of course, the sun. As much fun as it is to be outdoors in the sun, the sun does damage your skin and can make you look older than you really are. Not to mention the risk of skin cancer.
Of course, we all know about avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreens. Yet there are many myths about using sunscreens and I would like to discuss some of these myths. I hope that this helps you make better choices in your use of sunscreen. Please do not hesitate to write back with any questions you may have about sunscreens. In a subsequent newsletter, we will try to answer those questions.
Myths of Sunscreen
Before we tackle a few myths about sunscreens, let’s review a little about the sun, sunscreens, and why we use them.