May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Jen Conroy on

How well do you know your skin? 

Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the time is right to discuss your knowledge of skin cancer and skin health. The more you know, the better you can protect yourself!

For starters, did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with over 5 million cases diagnosed each year? Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Here’s what you can do to lower your risk:

Wear sunscreen, rain or shine, 365 days a year.

Think of sunscreen like your underwear—you wouldn’t get dressed or leave the house without it. Sunscreen is your biggest defender against dangerous UV rays, which are responsible for 85% of all melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers. Research indicates that the most effective sunscreens combine SPF with antioxidants so you’re not only protecting your skin, but also replenishing it with powerful healing agents. It’s why we formulated Environ’s RAD Sunscreen SPF 30, a face and body sunscreen containing a synergistic combination of physical sunscreens and phyto-complex nutrients to help protect skin from harsh environmental influences as well as the damaging effects of the sun. 

Get to know your skin.

In addition to your annual skin cancer screening performed by your doctor or dermatologist, you should have a general awareness of your skin’s normal appearance, including freckles, moles, and other imperfections. If you notice any change, it’s important to see your doctor. Early diagnosis is the key to survival with skin cancer. To help you detect skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages, just remember ABCDE:

A-Asymmetrical moles

B-Border is uneven or jagged

C-Color is varied (red, brown & black)

D-Diameter is larger than the eraser on a pencil tip

E-Evolution of mole as it changes size, elevation or color

Our stockists know skin care and can help you choose formulations to help diminish the look of sun damaged skin while also preventing the effects of further damage. Please call 877.337.6227 to find an Environ stockist near you today.

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