Although no one wants to equate balmy days at the beach with the threat of disease, recent statistics show exercising some caution before venturing under the sun is worth considering. Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers and makes up nearly 50 percent of all U.S. cancer diagnoses, according to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Don’t panic or get rid of your swimsuit and snorkeling gear just yet, however. In honor of the month and the highly anticipated onset of summer, we spoke with two of our favorite board-certified dermatologists—Dr. Jerome Obed from Broward Dermatology in Miami, Fla. and Dr. Emily Rubenstein from Advanced Dermatology in Lincolnshire, Ill.—to glean some tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all year long.