The last thing Summer Sanders expected to hear at a routine visit to her dermatologist was the word “melanoma.” Although the olive-skinned swimmer had grown up training in outdoor pools under the intense California sun, she had never consciously tried to get tan and never considered herself at risk for skin cancer. It just wasn’t on her radar, especially when making it into the Olympics took so much of her focus.
The Winter Olympics are off to an exciting start as top athletes from around the world brave the extreme cold and strong winds in PyeongChang in the quest for gold. Harsh weather has forced officials to postpone several outdoor events until later this week when the temperature is expected to rise. Still, athletes who compete in winter sports are no strangers to the effects of winter weather on the skin. From harsh sunburns (yes, you can still get those in frigid temperatures) to unpleasant windburns, winter poses several unique skin care challenges.
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.
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.
Confession time: I am that rare person who really, truly loved my time in high school. Sure, there were orthodontic struggles and questionable fashion decisions, but as a whole, there’s very little I would have done differently.
Fall weather is perfect for bicycling, whether it’s a long-distance challenge or a leisurely family ride in the country. The sun is out, the air is crisp, the humidity tends to be lower — and the need for sun protection is as important as ever.