Center for Primary Care Offers Skin Care Tips for Spring Break

Evans, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

The Masters is returning to Augusta from April 7-13, and while golf fans flock to Augusta National, many residents pack up and head to the beach for a week. For those who are heading to the beach or are planning on standing in the sun on the course at Augusta National, the Center for Primary Care has some skin care tips to keep in mind.

Protection from the sun is essential to skin cancer prevention. Many non-melanoma skin cancers and melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Stay protected from the sun by using sunscreen on any exposed areas of the skin, including the feet and lips. Broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect against ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A rays. The Center for Primary Care recommends using SPF 30 minimally.

Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before heading outside and should be reapplied every two hours. Keep in mind that the suns rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and that a higher SPF does not offer longer protection and should still be reapplied every two hours.

Keep an eye on the sunscreens expiration date. The optimal shelf life is usually three years. Throw the sunscreen out if it is expired. Sunscreen should be stored in a cool place and not somewhere hot like a car glove box. Heat can damage the potency of the chemicals.

Children, especially infants, are at greater risk from the suns rays. Infants younger than six months should be kept out of the sun and dressed in lightweight clothing that covers arms and legs. Children under the age of 10 are at risk of damage to their eyes from UVR, more so than adults.

For those with kids, its important not only to buy a protective sunscreen, but also clothing with Ultraviolet Protection Factor, sunglasses that block 99-100 percent of UVA and UVD rays and a floppy hat for babies.

The medical experts at the Center for Primary Care are available to answer any questions about sun care. Visit http://www.cpcfamilymed.com for more information and to contact CPCs clinical offices.

About the company:

Center for Primary Care has been a leader in family medicine for families of the CSRA since 1993. The family medical practice features 27 family doctors, and seven existing locations throughout the Augusta, GA area. The primary care facility offers convenient office hours that include weekday evenings as well as weekend acute care.

CPC provides patients of all ages with the most accessible, convenient, personal healthcare available in a family practice. Among the many services offered include routine evaluations, physical exams by a family physician, diagnostic imaging and preventative care. Listings for all seven locations, including specific physicians, directions and hours of operations can be found on the Center for Primary Cares website. For more information, visit their website at http://www.cpcfamilymed.com.

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