Skin Dangers of Recreational Sports for You and Your Child

Charleston County and its surrounding neighbors are off and running with another spring season of recreational sports. Soccer, baseball, softball and more – for all age groups including adults…Great news for health and well-being, but what about your skin? 

What was already an unseasonably warm fall and winter is sure to lead way into warm temperatures and high UV indices this spring. Don’t forget to protect yourself and family members! Far too often we see clients at Germain Dermatology who simply don’t think about protecting their skin when playing or watching sports outdoors. “I never forget to apply sunscreen at the beach, but I never thought about it for a few hours of my son’s soccer game,” they’ll tell us.

Be smart this spring. Next time you reach for your son’s or daughter’s shin guards and cleats for soccer practice, take the extra 15 seconds to apply sunscreen to both you and their face, neck, arms and legs. Often times, unprotected skin can burn with less than 10 minutes of sun exposure, so trust us, they’ll thank you when they’re older!

If you have any questions about the right type of sunscreen (never less than SPF 15) or any moles and/or spots that may show up unexpectedly, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 843-881-4440. Trust your skin to Charleston’s Best Dermatologist! 

Charleston’s Best Time of Year

It may not yet be beach weather everyday, but we’re steadily approaching the time of year when you can’t avoid outdoor events even if you tried! From the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament to the Bridge Run, Flowertown Festival and more, early spring offers Lowcountry residents and visitors alike, every opportunity to get out and enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer.

But before we’re in the midst of the outdoor season, it’s a great idea to get a skin checkup. Make sure you’re skin is ready for the inevitable sun onslaught and let us help you find the best ways to protect your skin to keep you looking great! 

While we recommend a checkup yearly, call us to set up your appointment at 843-881-4440. Find out why Dr. Germain has been voted Charleston’s Best Dermatologist for 7 years in a row! 

Also, check out our shopping cart at for the best ways to keep your skin healthy and dazzling this season. Our Germain Rx Anti-Aging SPF 45 sunscreen and the Appearance Enhancement Kit are great places to start. Check out all of our Germain Rx sunscreens to see which one is right for you. 

Dr. Germain Voted Best Dermatologist for 7th Year!

Congratulations to Dr. Germain for being voted Best Dermatologist in Charleston for the seventh year in a row by the Charleston City Paper readers. Pick up a copy of the Charleston City Paper and scan the QR code to get your coupon for a special discount. 

Dr. Germain truly wants to thank all of her loyal and wonderful patients who voted for her. Each day, she’s determined to make sure your experience at Germain Dermatology be a good one. We also love to hear from you about your experience, send us an email, tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Google +. THANK YOU!