Love this advice…If your shadow is shorter than you are, you should seek the shade.
Do you annually check your skin? Wear your sunscreen faithfully? Do you go and see your doctor for regular check ups?
If so, you are helping to ensure that you prevent skin cancer or at least ensure that you catch it in its early stages.
Usually, I am good with the sunscreen. I am fair skinned, fair haired and burn easily. I wear an SPF facial moisturizer even in the winter. But sometimes I forget. One year, I forgot to make sure the boys wore their sunscreen when they did their school track and field meet. Yikes, that didn’t happen again!
Protect Your Skin
The spring is an easy time to forget to use your sunscreen. We are use to bundling up for so many winter months that when the nice weather occurs, the only thing we think about is getting outside to enjoy it. It is essential that we protect ourselves and our kids and know the early signs of Melanoma, that way we can all be safe in the sun. With early detection, skin cancer has a fairly high cure rate.
The American Academy of Dermatology has a Suntelligence Survey that you can take to test you sun knowledge. http://www.aad.org/Suntelligence/quiz.aspx.
Here are a few that I found interesting. True or False?
- Some types of ultraviolet rays are safe for your skin
- You can get skin cancer on parts of your skin that are never exposed to the sun
- Tanning beds are safer than the sun
- Getting a base tan is a healthy way to protect skin from sun damage
- A sunscreen with SPF 30 provides twice the protection as an SPF 15
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating Melanoma Monday…and Being Safe In The Sun:
Check it out. Melanoma can be found anywhere on the body, but it is most common on the legs, back, head and neck. Do an annual scan to check for changes. Click to tweet
- Visit your doctor regularly and make sure that they do a body scan too.
- Be safe in the sun. Enjoy the spring, summer and fall sunshine, but cover up and use your sunscreen.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!