5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes

By bossnya - May 19, 2012

Applying Sunscreen Correctly Maximizes Skin Cancer Prevention

We all know that regularly using sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. Unfortunately, many people make mistakes when it comes to wearing sunscreen. Properly applying sunscreen and following manufacturer instructions are key to maximum protection.


As a cancer educator, patient advocate, medical writer, researcher and student, Lisa has spent countless hours in the oncology field in a research and clinical capacity. The time she as spent as a patient and professional in medical oncology has made her a valuable resource to the cancer community.


Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is currently pursuing her MD and plans to practice in gynecologic oncology.

Source: "Skin Cancer Prevention". What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer. National Cancer Institute. 01 Aug 2005. Accessed 25 June 2008. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/skin/page6

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