Ask the Expert: Protect and Treat the Skin You’re In

  Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
Dr. Christopher Crosby, a board-certified dermatologist affiliated with Sharp, answers frequently asked skin health questions.

What is important to keep in mind for protecting my skin?
It’s important to remember that skin cancer rates are rising and San Diego is sunny, even when it’s cloudy.

Are all tanning beds unsafe?
Yes, there are no safe tanning beds.

Is there anything I should do yearly for my skin?
Get an annual skin check.

Are there things that I can do on a daily basis that would benefit my skin?
Simplify your skin care regimen for healthy, youthful skin. Use a daily sunscreen. Despite some media reports, sunscreens can be used safely. And moisturize. You can enjoy sunny San Diego safely with these tips.

Can a dermatologist prescribe a helpful treatment?
Talk to your dermatologist about a topical retinoid.

For More Information
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About the Expert
Dr. Christopher Crosby is a board-certified dermatologist affiliated with Sharp.