Skin Care Tips
Give your skin a fresh start with tips from Rite Aid
on how to cleanse, hydrate and protect your skin.
The higher the SPF, the more protection it offers from damaging UVB rays
Make sure your sunscreen has effective protection against both UVA and UVB light
You'll stay protected even while you swim or sweat. But remember to reapply after 40 minutes in the water or after towel-drying
To be sure you are choosing safe and effective sun protection products, look for The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation.
"Daily Use" products are designed to protect you from incidental sun exposure over short periods of time, which can happen during activities such as shopping and short drives. Examples are daily moisturizers, cosmetics, foundations, eye creams, and lip products—all of which must have an SPF of 15 or higher
"Active" products require an SPF of at least 30 and must be water-resistant. They are intended to protect you from extended sun exposure during recreational activities, such as outdoor sports, picnics, and pool parties. Examples include higher SPF products, sport sunscreens, and baby products
The best prevention is early detection. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions from The Skin Cancer Foundation
for a thorough self-exam.
You'll need: bright light, a full-length and hand mirror, two chairs or stools, a blow dryer, body map, and pencil.
But first, you may have to map the changes, and we've made it easy with The Skin Cancer Foundation printable Body Mapping Chart.
1. Examine your face, especially your nose, lips, mouth, and ears — front and back. Use one or both mirrors for a clear view.
2.Thoroughly inspect your scalp, using a blow dryer and mirror to expose each section to view. Ask someone to help, if possible.
3. Check your hands carefully: palms and backs, between the fingers, and under the fingernails. Continue up the wrists to examine both the front and back of your forearms.
4. Standing in front of the full-length mirror, begin at the elbows and scan all sides of your upper arms. Don't forget the underarms.
5. Next focus on the neck, chest, and torso. Women should lift breasts to view the undersides.
6. With your back to the full-length mirror, use the hand mirror to inspect the back of your neck, shoulders, upper back, and any part of the back of your upper arms you could not view in step 4.
7. Still using both mirrors, scan your lower back, buttocks, and backs of both legs.
8. Sit down; prop each leg in turn on the other stool or chair. Use the hand mirror to examine the genitals. Check front and sides of both legs, thigh to shin, ankles, tops of feet, between toes, and under toenails. Examine soles of feet and heels.
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