Guide to The Summer

Is There Such Thing As A “Base Tan”?

You may have heard of the concept of preventing sunburns by obtaining a base tan, but does this really exist? All tans, including base tans, increase your risk of developing skin cancer, and using sunscreen and a spray tan is a much healthier way to protect your skin while getting a golden glow this summer. What Is a “Base Tan”? “Many Continue reading

5 Telling Signs Of Skin Cancer

According to the Center for Disease Control, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. is skin cancer. Detecting skin cancer early increases your chances of survival as well as often decreasing the size of surgery and the possible need for radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy. While Basal Cell Carcinomas (the most common skin cancer) generally cause local destruction of Continue reading

How To Protect Your Children From Skin Cancer

Summer is filled with time spent outdoors, and with that fun comes significant sun exposure. Although young children are not able to fully understand the risks of sunburns and sun exposure, teaching them healthy habits from a young age can help them learn to make the right skincare decisions throughout their lives. Teach Your Children the Importance of Sunscreen Many children Continue reading

Prevent Skin Cancer By Wearing Sunscreen Every Day!

Every person needs to protect themselves from the sun. Yes, you need Vitamin D. No, you do not need to expose your skin to the sun without protection. “Many people may not associate skin cancer prevention with basic skincare, but safely spending time in the sun requires high-quality skincare,” mentions Alicia Hauslauer, a physician assistant at Poole Dermatology, a Sanova Continue reading

3 Tips To Get Your Teen To Use Sunscreen!

We may have only recently welcomed the new year, but Spring and Summer will be here before we know it! With beach days, barbeques, and outdoor sports filling our children’s thoughts and calendars, it is definitely time to start thinking about your sun-safe action plan to combat the harmful effects of UV rays. According to the American Cancer Society, the Continue reading

Why Use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?

Summer is here! And while protecting yourself from sun damage is really a year-round concern, it is most important in this season of swimming, hiking, and outdoor sports, when ultraviolet light is at its peak. Ultraviolet radiation Damage to your skin comes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Whether you’re outside in the sun, skiing on a snowy hill, walking on a Continue reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Skin Cancer!

Although we are getting into the sunny summer months, it’s important to remember that skin cancer prevention is a year-long job. As the most common form of cancer, it is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. Fortunately, the two most common forms, squamous cell carcinomas, and basal cell cancer have high cure Continue reading

The Importance Of Reapplying Sunscreen

Most people know that they should wear sunscreen whenever they’re outside for any length of time, especially in the summer, and many of them do. However, most people apply sunscreen just before they go outside and then forget about it, not reapplying throughout the rest of the day. The fact is, sunscreen is made to be reapplied periodically and will Continue reading

How Can I Treat My Sun Damage?

Skin damage from overexposure to the sun is a legitimate concern for all of us. Medical research shows that ultraviolet or UV rays from the sun are behind 80% of our skin aging. There are ways you can help reverse sun damage in your skin to keep skin refreshed and avoid prematurely aging. Healing Sunburn Damage Harmful UV sun rays Continue reading

Why Wear UPF Clothing?

Protecting yourself from the Sun’s harmful effects should be a multi-faceted approach. As people live longer, they face more sun exposure to their skin.  So even if you have no family history of skin cancer, you need to be careful and take advantage of all the tactics dermatologists recommend to protect yourself. Let’s look at one of those tactics–the wear of UPF rated clothing. Continue reading

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