May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with the warm weather and sunny days approaching (or our year-round glorious sunshine), we need to be mindful about sun protection and skin cancer prevention.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with melanoma being the deadliest. On average, one American dies every hour from melanoma and one in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime. Fortunately, skin cancer is the most preventable form of cancer! As ultraviolet (UV) rays cause skin cancer, be sure to follow these prevention guidelines:
One of my top selling sunscreens is Reflect (pictured). Reflect is a natural SPF 30 sunscreen containing non-irritating titanium dioxide which protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. Reflect also infuses the skin with antioxidants and peptides which protect the cells from DNA damage and the stimulation of melanin (melanin is the pigment that darkens the skin). Not only does this sunscreen protect you from the damaging rays, its spray-on convenience makes it perfect to throw in your bag for easy reapplication throughout the day!
In my facial treatments, I will always take a deeper look at your skin under the magnifying lamp, whether you need extractions or not. It's extremely important for an Esthetician to look and feel for suspicious spots. I have referred dozens of clients to dermatologists if I see a questionable growth or mole and have had much success with early detection. Your skin is your largest organ which protects your immunity so it's vital to take these precautionary steps to prevent skin cancer!