Is the sun really that bad for me? Consider these facts: skin cancer is the most common form of cancer; it can affect anyone, regardless of skin color; 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70; more people develop skin cancer from indoor tanning than develop lung cancer from smoking; your risk for developing melanoma doubles if you have had 5 or more sunburns; every hour, 1 person dies from melanoma.
Sun SafetyUV Exposure is the most preventable risk factor
INGREDIENTS MATTERMineral UV filters (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) are safe and do not harm the skin or seas. Many chemical filters are absorbed to the blood and may harm the marine environment.
UV RAYSThere are two types of sun ultraviolet radiation that reach the earth and are harmful to your skin: UVA and UVB. Both can cause skin cancer. Recently, near infrared radiation has been implicated to cause some skin damage as well.
WEAR WIDE BRIM HATS
Protection fom the top down. An important tool for protecting your eyes, nose and lips. Every inch of brim can reduce your risk of skin cancer by 10%
APPLY EVEN ON CLOUDY DAYS
Wearing an all mineral sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancer and protects against signs of aging. For best results, look for an all mineral, water-resistant SPF 50.
WEAR A UPF SHIRT
UPF clothing is the best way to protect your skin from sun exposure. The tighter the weave and darker the color, the better protection it offers.
Mineral filter sunscreens are safe and do not harm the skin or seas. Many chemical filter sunscreens have toxic effects on your skin and the environment.