Neutrogena Choose Skin Health Campaign

12:00 AM

It’s that time of year again, when all we want to do is be out on the beach and enjoying the sun! However, we often forget there’s a price we pay for being in the sun!

Did you know that there are more than 2 million people in the Untied States diagnosed with skin cancer a year! That’s an awful lot of diagnoses that can be prevented! In fact, skin cancer is the most preventable type of cancer. How do we decrease this number? EASY! The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery teamed up with Neutrogena’s Choose Skin Health Campaign, to spread the word to help fight cancer and save lives with educating people on early detection and empowering them to practice and follow sun safe behaviors that can and will save their lives!

So what can you do to protect yourself from the sun? Glad you asked (even if you didn’t ask, I’m going to tell you anyways!) According to Neutrogena Choose Skin Health Campaign here is some SIMPLE (yes I used the word simple) steps that can prevent you from being one of the two million Americans diagnosed with skin cancer this summer:

  1. AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE TO THE SUN

-         Peak hours of the sun are between 10 am and 4pm, try to avoid being in the sun within that time frame.
-         Avoid using tanning or UV tanning booths.
-         Seek shade! Doesn’t matter where you seek it, it may be under an umbrella, under a tree, or in a canopy, always try to stay in the shade!

  1. ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN

-         Dermatologist recommends using a SPF of 30 or higher with a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
-         Properly apply the sunscreen. Which means apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 30 minutes before going outside.
-         Reapply! Always reapply every two hours, or if you are swimming or sweating excessively immediately!
-         If you are going to be outdoors swimming or sweating excessively, look for water-resistant or sweat-resistant sunscreen.
-         Put those shades on! Wear UV blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes.


  1. COVER UP

-         Wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV protective clothing (UPF measures the UV protection offered by clothing).
-         Wear UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes!

Simple right?

Over summer I tend to spend a lot of time at the tide-pools, in fact its one of my favorite place to be. These skin care tips really come in handy, especially since I want my skin to look beautiful and not cause me cause me cancer. 



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2 comments:

lexi said...

thanks for the suncare tips. and I hope you get your entries in for my Summer Fun Giveaway! : )

safire said...

I could not agree more. I do not leave the house without SPF :) it's been a habit since high school because of my teacher showing us skin aging due to sun damage!