Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

How Can I Prevent Sunburn?

Don’t ruin your vacation – or your skin – by getting a sunburn!

Protecting your skin from sunburn on vacation and all year long can help you prevent early aging of your skin and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Follow these easy tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent sunburn:

  • Wear clothing to cover and protect skin
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your head and face
  • Wear sunglasses to protect eyes
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or 45 and both UVA and UVB protection (even on cloudy days)
  • Avoid the sun when the rays are brightest – between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Talk to your doctor for more ideas on how to protect yourself from the dangers of sunburn.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group