UV radiation is the number one cause of skin cancer and photo-aging, therefore, the daily use of sunscreen is a must for prevention, especially for us spending time under the hot sun of SW Florida. Our recommendation is to use sunscreen every day of the year in all the sun-exposed areas of the body, including the face, ears, neck, chest, forearms, and top of the hands; we also advise to re-apply it often, every two to three hours. On those days when you are planning to be at the pool or the beach, remember to apply the sunscreen all over the body at least fifteen minutes before sun exposure. When selecting your sunscreen, please make sure that it is broad-spectrum, with a 30 SPF or higher, water-resistant, and that contains zinc or titanium. We feel so strongly about the use of sunscreen that we talk to our guests about it every time they visit our office. If you need more information about the use of sunscreen, please do not hesitate to contact Florida Skin Center and we will be happy to provide the best recommendation for the health of your skin.