May 17th, 2014
Author: Cocoon Web Design
The peak hours the sun rays are the strongest are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and even 80% of UVA and UVB rays are able to pass through clouds and penetrate skin.
Visit a dermatologist at least one time per year for a skin check, but if one of your spots (moles) has gone through recent changes in color and or size, get it checked out by a dermatologist immediately!
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and causes one death every hour in the U.S.
90 percent of visible aging is caused by environmental damage.
Even the best broad spectrum sunscreen only blocks 55 percent of the damaging free radicals created by UV exposure and zero percent of the damaging free radicals created by IRA exposure.
Know your ABCDE’s:
A- Asymmetrical Shape
Melanoma lesions are typically irregular, or not symmetrical, in shape
Melanoma lesions usually have irregular boarders that are difficult to define
The presence of more than one color (blue, black, brown, tan, etc) or the uneven distribution of color can sometimes be a warning sign of melanoma
Melanoma lesions are often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter (approximately the size of a pencil eraser)
The evolution of your mole(s) has become the most important factor to consider when it comes to melanoma. Knowing what is normal for YOU could save your life
Efficient alone, unstoppable together: Antioxidants and Sunscreen.
Antioxidant protection from the inside provides advanced environmental protection against UVA, UVB, and IRA. It promotes new collagen synthesis and diminishes hyperpigmentation and accelerates cellular renewal.
Sunscreen protection from the outside provides high UVA protection as well as protects with broad spectrum coverage. It also decreases UV-induced premature aging.
In our continued effort to advance skin health, SkinCeuticals is a proud partner with Melanoma Research Alliance to find a cure for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Spanning 168 investigators at 80 institutions and 13 countries, the MRA awarded $48 million in research grants to treat, prevent, and diagnose melanoma.
NOW YOU KNOW!
Source: The Skin Cancer Foundation