Sun Care Education

Walgreens - at the corner of Happy & HealthyIt's important to protect your skin all year. See all sunscreens.Most people ignore the facts.Only 1 in 5 people wear sunscreen every day.(1)Caution - UV (Ultraviolet) rays can find you wherever you are.Up to 80% of UV rays can pass through clouds and penetrate skin.(3)UVA=Aging and accounts for up to 95% of UV radiation reaching the earth.UVB=Burns.(4) Most all sunscreens work to block UVB rays.(5)Only sunscreens labeled Broad Spectrum protect from both UVA and UVB rays.UV Index. The sun's rays are strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.UV rays cause damage deep below the skin's surface.(6)Even if you're not trying to get a tan, you're exposed every day.Most of your exposure comes from activities you don't think twice about.Daily routines can add up to 20 hours per week of UV exposure.(1)Did you know?
80% of your lifetime sun exposure happens by age 12.(8)1 childhood sunburn more than doubles your chances of developing melanoma.(9)5 or more sunburns doubles your lifetime risk of melanoma.(8)65% of melanoma cases can be attributed to UV radiation from the sun.(9)
Parents need to know they can reduce their child's risk of skin cancer
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) - It's not what you think it is.SPF measures how long a sunscreen works to prevent skin damage from UVB rays.Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going outdoors.SPF is a measure of time, not coverage.(12)Sunscreen filters and reduces UV penetration. Sunblock absorbs UV radiation. So, which sun protection should you choose?Men should protect their scalp, face, hands and ears.Women have the most options, like built-in moisturizers or shampoo with SPF. Children should always wear sunscreen. Get them in the habit early.Look for sensitive skin formulations to combat acne. See all sunscreens.Commonly missed areas: Ears, Scalp, Hands, Feet, Behind the knees, Lips.

1 chooseskinhealth.com

2 rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/main/the-health-risks-that-come-with-a-lack-of-summer-sun-protection-i/

3 melanomafoundation.org/prevention/facts.htm

4 mvorganics.com/pages/uva-aging-sun-protection

5 sfrbeauty.com

6 lorealparis.com.au/articles/uva-and-uvb-the-difference-explained.aspx

7 cdc.gov/excite/skincancer/mod06.htm

8 skincancer.org, melanoma foundation

9 itthing.com/shining-light-on-skin-cancer

10 well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/slathering-on-sunscreen-early-and-often/

11 skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen

12 webmd.com/beauty/sun/high-spf-sunscreens-are-they-better

13 menshealth.com

14 aloette.com/skin_care_tips_healthy_skin

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