It’s summer time, which means sun, sun, and more sun! Whether you are at the beach, the pool or just enjoying the great outdoors, it is important to stay covered up and protected. (See our blog post, “Sun-Safety Picks.”) We all know (or should know) about the importance of sunscreen and SPF in order to prevent skin cancer. Many of us also already know the possible signs of skin cancer, like the ABCDE rule for melanoma (Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, Evolving).

 

However, there’s always more to learn when it comes to skin cancer. I found this very interesting and informative article on the Family Circle website called “4 Things You Don’t Know About Skin Cancer.” Even if you think you already know it all, check out this article for some surprising facts.

 

UV protection is just as important for older people as it is for younger people. Here’s an article form the Skin Cancer Foundation explaining why seniors shouldn’t skip UV protection.

 

Protect yourself from the sun with a great hat or beach cover-up. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this past Monday’s blog post for stylish suggestions.


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