Face Facts…By Megan. MAY IS SKIN CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION MONTH..LOVE YOURSELF MONTH!!

 

 MAY IS SKIN CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION MONTH..LOVE YOURSELF MONTH!!

A yearly full body skin cancer examination with your dermatologist is the best way to ensure early detection. Skin cancer is not only for the “older” folks. In my many years as a Medical Esthetician, treating all skin needs, I have encountered unfortunately people in their 20’s with suspicious looking areas that have turned out to be Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Skin cancer does not affect a specific age or ethnicity.

When skin cancer is detected early it is life-saving.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation when skin cancer is detected early, before it begins to spread, the survival rate is 98 %.

PROTECTION is the best form of PREVENTION.

I have always said that “Clarity Leads to Power”.

-DO NOT use a tanning bed. It emits the UVA Ray which is the cancer producing ray. NEVER. Sunless tanning products have so improved and will create a beautiful natural looking tan.

– Do not “lay out in the sun between 10 AM – 4 PM“. That means try not to be in direct sun during that time. If so wear Broad- Full spectrum UVA- UVB Sun protection that is water resistant.

– All  (men, woman, teens and children) should wear Broad-Full Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen daily all day. The SPF factor # means how many minutes between reapplication if you are in the direct sun.

– Daily, one should use a full spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen at least an SPF 15 for protection and as anti aging prevention. Not only for your face but your body as well.

Day Survival AM Moisturizer

UVA-UVB SPF 15

Novita Spa Mineral Cosmetics

UVA-UVB SPF 26

 

BY THE NUMBERS

-One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer

-More cases of skin cancer is diagnosed per year than diagnosed of prostate, lung, breast and colon cancer combined.

If you see an area that has “changed” in appearance make an appointment with your local dermatologist.

Take Care Of Yourself.. For Yourself and For those Who Love You.
Have a Full Body Screen Soon. Hopefully, this month of May!

Be blessed,

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