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Whoa! It’s getting hot out there people! Summer weather is here and so is Men’s Health Month. I’m sharing some super helpful health tips from Sharp HealthCare for protecting the skin of the men in your life.
- Give the men in your life a sunscreen product that has an SPF of 50 or higher (SPF sunscreen of 60 usually lasts about 2 hours)
- Attach a note to the sunscreen bottle to remind them to apply the sunscreen daily. If any of your loved ones is bald or has bald spots, thinning hair or a receding hairline, remind them it’s particularly important to apply sunscreen to their scalp and ears to protect their scalp from the sun. (Oh yeah! My hubby sure does!)
- To help them make sunscreen part of their daily routine, place it near their toothbrush or razor and suggest they use it as an aftershave.
- Suggest they minimize outdoor activities between 10 am and 4 pm, when the sun is the strongest.
- If you know they are going to be outdoors, send them a text message to remind them to reapply, particularly if they’re playing sports or get in the water.
- And finally, since sunscreen is just a “screen” and not a “shield,” recommend they wear protective clothing, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat when exposed to the sun. My hubby is really not into sunscreen so he always wears a hat in the sun.
Women tend to be the caretakers and health care decision makers in most households. (not all) Advise men to take note and inform you of any changes to their skin. Also, remind them to ask their doctor to check for skin cancer during their annual health exam. And, most importantly, help them schedule an appointment with a dermatologist if they spot any moles with irregular borders or that change color or shape.
To learn more about sun protection, see Protecting Your Skin from the Sun.
I am currently a participant in Sharp HealthCare’s blogger ambassador program. While Sharp HealthCare has provided me with samples, event opportunities and/or resources to serve as content for my blog posts, all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.