May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Although it is the most common cancer, it is also the most preventable. Here are a few ways to protect yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays.
- The sun is the brightest and hottest from 10:00am-4:00pm. Between this time, try to stay in the shade if you can.
- Although it may be hot, wearing clothes and a hat that covers the skin will help you avoid any exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
- Another easy way to help protect yourself from harmful UV radiation is to put on some SPF before going outside for the day. It is recommended to find a sunblock that has at least 30 SPF. Sunblock should be applied 30 minutes before exposure to the sun. Reapply sunblock every two hours for maximum coverage.
Sun Care Products
Block it Like it’s Hot is a daily moisturizer with SPF 30 from Posh that you can pick up next time you are scheduled for a massage. Block it Like it’s Hot can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of dark spots. Although the hot sun may feel good on our skin, make sure you are still taking the precautions to stay safe and keep your skin undamaged.