Richmond's Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists

Wear Sunblock

A survey conducted by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Neutrogena, revealed that despite educational efforts, there is a major gap between what doctors recommend and what Americans actually do when it comes to sun-safe behavior.

While one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime, the survey found that only one in five people (20 percent) wear sunscreen on a daily basis, even though 94 percent of Americans know that prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin damage and even skin cancer. Make applying sunblock part of your daily routine. The sunblock should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15; reapply every few hours, after swimming, and after sweating.