Peninsula Dermatologic Surgery Mohs



321 Middlefield Road, Suite 245
Menlo Park, CA 94025
T 650.326.7222 F 650.326.7332

PREVENTING SKIN CANCER

Minimize exposure to the sun when UVB rays are at their strongest from the hours of 10AM to 3PM. If possible, try to plan outdoor activities for the early morning or late afternoon.

 

Remember no sunscreen blocks all wavelengths of UV light so physical protection is best.
1. Seek shade.
2. Wear light protective clothing.
3. Protect your face and scalp with a broad brimmed hat and sunglasses.

 

If you must be outside, apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day to all exposed areas. We recommend applying the sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going outside, and to reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or heavy exercising to maintain UV protection.
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Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
To read an article on skin cancer and tanning booths, please click here

 

Keep your infants out of the sun. Teach children sun avoidance and protection starting at an early age. You may begin using sunscreen at 6 months of age.

 

Examine your skin from head to toe every month.
To see a detailed description of how to do a self-examination, please click here

 

See your physician every year for a professional full body skin check.

 

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