Flip-flops, baseball caps may raise risk of skin cancer

Wearing flip-flops and baseball caps can increase your risk of skin cancer, an expert warns. “Most skin cancers occur on the parts of the body that are repeatedly exposed to the sun,” Dr. Rebecca Tung, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., said in a Loyola news release. “The problem with flip-flops and baseball caps is that they leave the tips of the ears and the tops of the feet dangerously exposed to sun damage. The potential for skin cancers in those areas are real, especially on the tips of the ears,” she explained. Read the article. The absolute best form of sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen…and it must be applied every day….

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