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In case you haven’t been paying attention, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and actinic keratosis (known as AKs) is the most common precancer that affects more than 58M of us.
A new study published in JAMA on May 6th shows the chemicals found in sunscreen get absorbed into the bloodstream and has consumers and some physicians questioning the safety of SPF. Researchers looked at 4 ingredients; specifically Avobenz
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and there are more skin cancers than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and over 9,500 get diagnosed every single day according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). On average, one of us dies from a melanoma every hour. Think of it this way, in the time it takes to finish a Flywheel class, someone somewhere in the USA has died from this deadly form of skin cancer. Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in females age 15-29, and the majority of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma.
Now do we have your attention?
So you think that you can slack off on your SPF just because summer is over – guess again! UV rays and deadly free radicals are attacking your skin 365 days/year. ZO SKIN HEALTH has a special offer just in time for Labor Day weekend – Get a travel size of their award winning ZO SKIN HEALTH OCLIPSE SUNSCREEN + PRIMER SPF30 with every purchase of $150 or more (while supplies last)
TripAdvisor surveyed their customers from 1-13 July and found that Brits need to pay closer attention to sun damage warnings. Despite extensive warnings about the risks of sun damage and skin cancer, British travelers are still failing to adequately protect themselves while on holiday. In a large-scale poll of over 9,000 travelers by the world’s largest travel site, 45% said they have experienced sunburn at least once while on holiday in the last year, 20% admitting that their sunburn was severe or moderate.
The NHS recommends these tips for staying safe in the sun:
SPF 15 or higher, but many other experts suggest SPF 30
Wide-brimmed hat top keep sun off the face