Whether you rejoice or feel sad when your kids head back to school, you hope your good influence sticks with them! That’s why it’s so important to teach children and teens about protecting their skin and eyes from the dangerous effects of the sun — all year long.
When you think of sun protection, a few habits probably come to mind immediately. Wearing hats and sunglasses and applying sunscreen, for instance, are almost no-brainers for anyone looking to keep their skin safe from UV rays. But there are plenty of other products and behaviors you can incorporate into your sun protection strategy.
The right clothes offer more certain sun protection than sunscreen, since people often don’t use sunscreen in the right way (1 ounce applied evenly to all exposed skin every day, and reapplied every two hours if you’re exposed to the sun). But not all clothing is created equal.
It’s no surprise that golfers are at high risk for skin cancer. A round can mean prolonged sun exposure, often during the sunniest hours of the day. Thankfully, there are a few simple things you can to do to protect your skin without sacrificing your game.
Summertime is a season full of B’s – beaches, barbeques and…babies! In fact, the months of July, August and September boast the highest number of birthdays here in the United States. With this baby bounty, you might find yourself searching for the perfect gift for expectant parents; you want it to be original, but also practical. Look no further, we’ve got just the thing – a basket full of sun protection essentials.
This September, dozens of women on motorcycles will descend on Deal’s Gap, North Carolina. The mountain pass is world-famous for its 318 turns in 11 miles — making it a perfect location for the 12th Annual Women’s Sportbike Rally.
Since skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer, it goes without saying that it affects people all around the world. What is less obvious, however, is that anyone regardless of age, skin tone or race can develop the disease.
Skin Cancer Foundation staff members learn a lot about skin cancer. Many of us also have friends or family members who have suffered from the disease. However, few of us have developed the disease ourselves.
I’m 15 and my mom tells me I should use sunscreen every day. But I have acne and I don’t want to put anything on my face that will make it worse. I feel like getting some sun will make my skin look better, so why should I do what she says?
Regular readers of our blog should know our sun safety tips by heart, but there’s one that we know people have trouble with: remembering to reapply sunscreen.