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Skin Cancer Prevention

According to studies conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), one out of every five American will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. This is why it is important to wear sunscreen throughout the year. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the real enemy"�?a fact most tend to forget"�?so even on cloudy days it's important to protect yourself.

Different Types of Preventatives

In addition to hats and other types of cover-ups, there are many types of skin cancer prevention products on the market. Some of these products include:

  • Sunscreen- Good old-fashioned sunscreen continues to be one of the most widely used and efficient skin cancer preventatives. Lathering some on before hitting the beach will prevent your skin from aging and prevent you from making trips to the doctor's office anytime soon.
  • Makeup with SPF- Many popular brands of makeup are now enabling consumers to cover up and look their best at the same time. Many foundations, powders and bronzers now include SPF to aid in skin cancer prevention. 
  • Self-Tanners- Self-tanners are not only one of the best products to use for skin cancer prevention, but many of them now have SPF and will give you that glow you desire without damaging your skin or your health.
How Do I Know Which Preventative is Best?

Although skin cancer prevention has become more publicized in recent years, many consumers are still wondering: what preventative is best for me? With the variety of lotions, sprays, treatments and procedures now available, it is essential that you find one or several skin cancer prevention products that will benefit your skin type and can be used in your daily schedule. Always make sure to read the label and if you have any questions about the product or skin cancer prevention, you should consult with a qualified dermatologist.