• Ask the Expert: How Can I Protect My Scalp Better?

    2 years ago - By Sun & Skin Cancer

    Q: I use sunscreen religiously on my face but never really thought about my scalp till I realized I had some painful sunburned spots up there. How can I protect my scalp better?
    As a physical blocker, hair does help shield the scalp from some of the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can lead to skin cancer. However, you need more protection than that - especially where you part your hair and if your hair is thin or you have bald spots. I often see skin cancers on my patients' scalps, and I tell them how important it is to take extra precautions.
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