With Spring Break weeks away, Tampa dermatologist advises on proper sunscreen use

As Floridians and visitors start flocking to local beaches in celebration of warmer weather, Dr. Seth Forman warns of the dangers of not using sunscreen
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(PR NewsChannel) / February 25, 2014 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteAs the warmer months inch closer, Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman continues to advocate for safe sun practices. With many preparing for Spring Break vacations and weekends at the beach, he offers his top tips to minimize the risk of skin cancer and damage.

In as little as 15 minutes, UV rays can damage skin that isn’t protected by sunscreen or clothing. Even during cloudy or cooler days, Forman encourages consistent sunscreen use.

“It’s important to wear a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection,” says Forman. “Broad-spectrum sunscreen should be applied to all exposed areas, especially ears, the neck and hands, which are often missed.”

The Tampa dermatologist also suggests reapplying sunscreen every two hours and using a lip balm with SPF. In addition to using SPF 30 sunscreen, Forman advises individuals to wear protective clothing such as hats, sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts. He also urges individuals to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day, particularly 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the most powerful.

“Be proactive,” advises Forman. “It’s the best thing you can do to protect your skin from sun damage. It can take up to 12 hours to see the full effect of sun exposure, and at that point, it’s too late to completely reverse what has happened.”

As for care following sun exposure, Forman says that individuals should visit their dermatologist at least once a year and be on the lookout for any suspicious moles or skin areas.

For more on Dr. Seth Forman, Tampa dermatology or Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit www.FormanDerm.com.

About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune as well as the 2013 “Best Dermatologist in North Tampa” by the Tampa Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

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