YES YES YES the first year be VERY VERY protective of the scar or else it can permanently discolor and be dark!!!! I used 55 Neutrogena Broad Spectrum the entire year on two incisional scars that I had last year and both are fine this year .... I carried around a lip balm SPF 30 in my pocket and kept reapplying it to the scar just to be safe.
Have a wonderful trip!!!!!
KJ - great question! I never would have thought to ask.
Cheryl - as usual, thanks! Now I have to make sure we have fresh sunscreen in the house ...
You should put major sunscreen on your scar!!! I live in Florida and wear sunscreen everyday. The sun is very strong here.....use the Neutrogena 55 also ChitChat. It is the best. Have fun in FL KJ- where are you visiting? I live in the Fort Lauderdale area. Just came back from the Keys..........
My surgeon told me to keep the scar out of the sun for at least two years, but especially when it's brand new. I would definitely try to keep it covered while you are down there. Have fun!!!
The lip balm idea is great. Compact and in your pocket or purse.
Thanks guys for all the great tips!
Chitchat - I was just getting ready to head out to pick up some last minute things so I will pick up the 55 Neutrogena Broad Spectrum and Lip Balm SPF 30.
redhed87 - We are heading for Orlando. I sure hope the weather clears up down there. There's a chance of scattered showers from Saturday to Wednesday!
No names work, too .... cheaper ..... but I did like the ones I recommended :)