Injuries & Prevention

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin

As runners we spend a lot of time out in the sun. Dr. Dane Treat gives us “4 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun this Summer”.

  1. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, if in areas like Arizona bump that up to SPF 30 or higher. And make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB damaging sun rays.
  2. Apply often. You need to re-apply every 2 hours even if it’s sweat or water-proof.
  3. Choose the right clothing. Select a hat that covers your face or at lest your nose and ears.
  4. Use a moisturizing cream with antioxidants such as Vitamins C & E, which helps protect the skin and helps repair minor damage from the sun.

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Hello! I am a Phoenix-area Family and Sports Medicine Physician with a big interest in exercise and fitness. I grew up in Oklahoma, attended OSU undergrad and arch rival OU medical school. I did my Family Medicine training at Good Samaritan Family Practice Residency in Phoenix, and my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia. I currently work for a group of Urgent Cares as well as for a large local company as the Primary Care physician for it's employees. I'm married and we have a beautiful little girl who will no doubt appear in photos or videos that I post. A big sports fan and lifelong Broncos fan, I have been known to spontaneously "Tebow" at random times that my wife feels are inappropriate.

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