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A dermatologist in Arlington Heights can find the early signs of melanoma and carcinoma, two forms of skin cancer. To prevent skin cancer, though, it is important to regularly use sunscreen.

This video demonstrates how to properly apply sunscreen. First, you must put on sunscreen before going outside. It takes several minutes for your skin to absorb sunscreen, so make time before heading outdoors to protect your skin. Second, when applying sunscreen, use an ample amount. Sunscreen only works when there is enough of it on your skin. Apply a generous coat to all uncovered skin. Lastly, use sunscreen that offers adequate protection. When considering your options, select a sunscreen with both broad spectrum coverage and an SPF of 30 or higher.

Arlington Dermatology provides skin cancer treatment for Arlington Heights residents. For information on our complete skincare services, call 847-392-5440.