All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma Mondays run weekly until Autumn with information from your fellow NCMS members.  Today it’s Dr. Sarah Cash from WNC Dermatology in Asheville with how to survive the 4th of July with beautiful skin.  Enjoy!

Sarah Cash, MD
WNC Dermatology
Asheville, NC

Have fun and stay safe today!

  1. Seek shade!  The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, look for a place of refuge in the shade.
  2. Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand. Those spots reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn.
  3. Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.  Make sure that all skin not covered by clothing is protected. Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

You can contact Dr. Cash with more questions by clicking here.

Not a NCMS Member yet?  Click here to join!

Look for more advice next Monday and have a great 4th of July weekend!