May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Are You Protected?
Do you know what’s the most common form of cancer in the US? Do you know what’s one of the most preventable forms of cancer? If you answered “skin cancer” for both questions, you aced it. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 85 percent of melanoma skin cancer – and an even higher percentage of nonmelanoma skin cancers – are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other forms of cancer combined. And don’t think you’re immune if you tend to tan easily or if your skin tone is darker. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that in the past two decades, the incidence of melanoma among Hispanics has increased by 20 percent.
It’s fitting that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, because that’s also the month when our thoughts turn toward lazy hours basking in the sun or hanging out at the beach or pool. So before you head out the door to soak up the sun, stock up on a high-quality sunscreen and apply it liberally and often.
Even if you’re fortunate enough to dodge skin cancer, unprotected exposure to the sun can cause your skin to look decades older than you really are. That’s where Age IQ® Invisi-Bloc˚ will quickly become your BFF. A broad-spectrum SPF 40, this amazing sunscreen gel protects you from more than just the UVA and UVB rays of the sun; it also shields you from blue light emitted from digital devices and all the nasties that come from daily urban pollution and smoke.
Try Age IQ® Invisi-Bloc˚ once, and you’ll understand the “Invisi” part of its name. It’s so lightweight, and it won’t leave any milky or greasy residue that you might find with lower quality sunscreen products. This great hydrating gel also gives you an extra layer of moisture to fight against premature aging.
Use it after your moisturizer or even under your makeup for a smooth, even finish. And it’s not just for your face; apply it to your neck, hands and any other part of your skin that sees significant skin exposure.
Pay tribute to Skin Cancer Awareness Month by making a habit of paying attention to your skin. See a dermatologist once a year or immediately if you see anything new, changing or unusual. And get in the habit of applying sunscreen daily. It should be part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth.
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