A recent American Academy of Dermatology study revealed that the majority of people in the United States fail to regularly wear sunscreen. South Jersey dermatologist Dr. Robin Levin warns against failure to properly protect skin against damaging UV radiation from the sun.
Dr. Robin Levin, the board-certified dermatologist behind South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, regularly encourages her patients to wear sunscreen every day. She sees (and can frequently repair) the damage done by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, but the best way to ensure smooth, uniform, healthy skin is to keep it from getting burned in the first place. Light from the sun can promote the formation of wrinkles, cause red marks and other pigmentation problems, and increase the risk of developing skin cancer.