May is skin cancer awareness month

Dear readers. The summer is around the corner. We should always think about our health. I want you remind about a simple rules as an esthetician about your skin protection. ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH SPF 30+ up. Don’t forgot apply  SPF every day for your kids as well, it’s very important.

Skin cancer affects people of all ages. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Everyone, regardless of skin color, should take every precaution possible to protect themselves against the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Here are some reminders how you can stay safe in the warm summer months ahead:

  • Seek shade as much as possible, especially during the hours of 10am-4pm when the UV rays are the strongest.
  • Avoid tanning and tanning booths.
  • Cover up with clothing. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses whenever possible.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day. If you are going to be in the sun for extended periods of time, reapply every two hours. Remember, two tablespoons of sunscreen is necessary to cover your entire body adequately.
  • Examine your skin from head-to-toe every month. If you notice any changes to an existing mole or a new one that appears suspicious, schedule a visit with dermatologist  immediately.
  • Schedule your skin check with your dermatologist annually. Many forms of skin cancer can be successfully treated if diagnosed early. Be sure to schedule your annual skin check today if you have not had one within the last 12 months.

Stay healthy and positive.

Best,

Alina

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