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Hats for sun protection

Friday, August 19th, 2011

In addition to sunscreen and antioxidants, hats are so very important to protect the face from skin cancer, sun damage and brown spots. I found a place that I really like for fashionable sun hats. I will rename it “that hat stand at the Grove near the Greek restaurant” better known as “Woodland Embroidery.” I couldn’t help buying a couple hats from them last time I went to the Grove. It is located near Marmalade and the Taschen store. For guys, I think you are out of luck. Most guys don’t like wearing wide brimmed hats, but I hear from one of my patients that Larry David keeps his bald head pristine on the golf course with a wide brimmed goofy hat.(My assistant chatted with him in the elevator about a month ago but didn’t get to discuss his sun protection habits!) It is so very important especially for men to protect their ears, temples, cheek sides and scalp. Every month I cut out many horrible squamous cell carcinomas which can be deadly. These areas are prone to recurrence and a higher rate of metastasis.

This is a good hat but misses the ears and cheeks

[caption id="attachment_367" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="This is a better hat with a wider brim"][/caption]

This is an ideal hat

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