Dr. Taub on melanoma increase in children and teens

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Dr. Taub answers question on melanoma in children and teens in health.usnews.com.

"Dr. Amy Forman Taub, a dermatologist in Lincolnshire, Ill., said that tanning behaviors have a lot to do with the increasing rates of melanoma in children and adults. "It's the tanning booths and the fact that we go away on vacation where we are exposed to a lot of intense sun," she said." Read more.

Get your children sun protection with skinfo sunscreen such as Blue Lizard Sunscreen Sport SPF30 which is good for sensitive skin and can be used for the whole family. If you are looking for a spray option try skinfo Pure Protection Spray or EltaMD UV Aero SPF 45 Continuous Spray. For very sensitive skin try skinfo Pure Protection Ultra which goes on thicker than most sunscreens.  And, for your teens who still want some color have them try EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 and Revision Intellishade SPF 45. For teens who suffer from acne, skinfo recommends EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46.

Dr. Taub recommends that your sunscreen should consist of at least 5% zinc oxide.

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