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Patient Buzz Series: Gen Z and Sun Protection Myths

You may want to make an extra effort to encourage your young adult patients to protect their skin from the sun. Recent surveys, as noted in The New York Times, showed that adults born after 1997 – those considered in Gen Z – were more likely to believe sun safety myths, including that daily sunscreen usage is more harmful than sun exposure.

Experts say that misinformation in this age group is due to social media platforms like TikTok, which share user content without a check of the facts. In the article, dermatologist Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski shared her tip for Gen Z: “Approach sun protection, ‘like an investment in your future health.’”

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