Skin Cancer is on the rise…protect your skin!
I’ve read and heard a number of articles and reports in the past few days about sun tanning and the relationship to skin cancer. Apparently skin cancer is on the rise…dangerously.
Not only is skin cancer on the rise, but more and more cases are being found on young adults and teenagers…not good.
They also say that sunscreen deteriorates over time, and any sunscreen you’ve had in your cabinet for a while should be replaced…seasonally. (I know I have some old sun screen in my cabinet…how about you?)
Here’s a recent article and video with information issued by the Surgeon General:
Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop — seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons. It’s a familiar skin-cancer prevention message, but it’s coming from a new source: the office of the U.S. Surgeon General.
The call to action from acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, released Tuesday, says that skin cancer is a “major public health problem”… READ MORE
Here’s a blurb from the Skin Cancer Foundation:
Sunburn — the skin reddening caused by overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation — may seem like just a temporary irritation, but sunburns can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. Children are especially at risk: One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. Don’t get burned: Read the articles below to learn all about The Skin Cancer Foundation’s expert advice on sunburn prevention, treatment, and relief! READ MORE
Let’s be careful, shall we? Let’s protect our skin! And share this information with your friends and family!