LOS ANGELES – Now that summer is in full swing, many of us are spending more time in the sun, which means it’s even more important to know the do’s and don’ts of staying safe in the sun.
“A lot of people are simply not aware of the best ways to protect themselves from the sun,” said Manju Dawkins, MD, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. “While sunscreen application is a crucial step in protecting yourself and your family members from sun damage, it’s only one means of protection.” She says a much more comprehensive sun protection routine is required to truly protect oneself from sun damage and skin cancer.
Here are some common misconceptions when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun, according to Dr. Dawkins:
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles has a dermatologist available for interview on this topic. Please take a look at this video we created on sun safety, featuring Dr. Dawkins. Please contact us if you would like to speak to a Kaiser Permanente dermatologist for a story on sun safety.
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