May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
The best way to protect yourself against skin cancer is to be aware of it and most importantly learn how to prevent it! So let's get smart about our skin and the sun.
Summer is fast approaching and we’re all going to be spending a lot more time in the sun. The sun is a friend and a foe. So if you use preventative measures, you can totally enjoy your time outdoors. Since we were only born with one skin, so it is our job to protect it!
First things first, before you embark on another fun-filled summer, take some time to conduct a quick self-check of your skin. It is very important for you to get to know your skin and see your dermatologist regularly to check for new growths and suspicious looking moles. Your dermatologist can help you determine if any skin abnormalities are a cause for concern. Check out https://www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/ to learn the ABCDEs of melanoma detection and know what to look for.
Secondly, and equally as important, protect your skin! There are lots of products out there that offer SPF protection, but you’ve heard me preach against chemical sunscreens. What you need to remember is that chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin, and can and will alter your DNA over time, potentially leading to cancer which we are trying to prevent in the first place. Instead, opt for natural mineral sunscreens that offer protection without the chemicals.
I love the newest Osmosis sunscreen PROTECT - This sheer, SPF 30, non-nano Zinc Oxide based sunscreen has the best broad spectrum coverage giving you long lasting, ultimate protection. Witch Hazel, Sunflower Oil and Grapefruit Oil treat your skin to light hydration, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties while maintaining barrier health and slowing the sings and symptoms of aging. This lightweight SPF wears beautifully under makeup!
100% plant based fragrance makes it smell refreshing and it doesn't feel thick or greasy.
You can shop for this fantastic Osmosis SPF right here on my website or pick one up at your next visit.
Book your appointment for The Organic Facial Infusion treatment to boost your skin's immune function and antioxidant protection. It will increase your skin's defense mechanisms against the harmful sun rays.