Once a year, have a full-body skin check by a dermatologist. Make sure she checks your scalp, eyes, and mouth. So make an appointment. Don't think you're too young, too dark-skinned, too anything to get skin cancer. You're not. Just go.
My 5-year-old has what we like to call "sensitive skin." It's lily-white, soft, and so translucent, it nearly glows. She has a scar on her forehead that needs extra care. And after 15 minutes of recess without sunscreen, she's as red as lobster.
You would never guess that Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City, is a rosacea sufferer. Let alone that the symptoms were aggressive enough to make her self-conscious and stressed and eventually to become a spokesperson for the National Rosacea Society.
The sun is bad for you; it can give you cancer. Sunscreen is good for you; it helps block the sun's damaging rays. At least that's what you've probably been told all your life, but it's not as simple as that. Sunlight can also provide many health benefits.
Only a man would suggest to a 50-year old woman that she wear long sleeves on a hot day. There seems to be a severe disconnect in his understanding of the female metabolism. But he is a dermatologist and cares only about the skin. Hormones are for a braver man.