Once the gloriously warm and sunny days of late Spring or Summer arrive, slowly we begin to show a little more skin to the rest of the world. First, the tee-shirts and shorts get pulled out of the drawer, followed by sandals. No one wants their skin to be the same color as Swiss cheese – we want to look healthy and vibrant.
Well, it’s wonderful to sport that sun-kissed glow, but here are a few facts that might make you re-think that coveted golden brown skin. For example:
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States?
More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year.
With summer fast approaching, there are so many feelings of excitement in the air as everyone prepares for vacations, trips to the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. Indeed, with sunnier days comes an increase in outdoor activities as people are more inclined to venture outside and enjoy the warmer weather ahead of them. This also means there is an increase in exposure to direct sunlight and in turn, more exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. While natural sunlight is undoubtedly important for a healthy dose of Vitamin D, there are still risks involved with overexposure to the sun. Beyond dry, peeling and even blistered skin due to sunburn, there is also the increased risk of developing skin cancer. To avoid such health implications, protect your skin during the summer by following these simple daily health tips for a fun, yet safe summer season. Continue reading “How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage”→