Many of us are well aware that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes most skin cancers, and that skin cancer can be deadly. We also know that sunscreen helps protect you from UV rays, prevent skin aging caused by the sun and safeguard you against potentially deadly skin cancers.
While the benefits are clear, choosing a sunscreen that suits your needs is not always an easy task. To help you, we’ve put together some information that provides answers to common questions, so you can find a product that’s right for you.
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The big picture: Sunscreen is an important part of a complete sun protection strategy. But sunscreen alone isn’t enough to keep you safe in the sun. Here are more tools for your skin cancer prevention toolbox.
Great Skin Is Made in the Shade One of the best sun protection strategies is to go where the sun is not. It’s free and easy if you keep it in mind, so put shade on your radar!
Can Ultraviolet Light Kill Germs? It is highly unlikely that UV rays from the sun will prevent you from catching COVID-19. It will not rid your body of the disease if you already have it, and it could hurt you, too. Here’s what you need to know.
Early Detection Starts with You, Part 2 In 2019, we introduced you to The Skin Cancer Foundation’s brand new Big See campaign in “Early Detection Starts with You, Part 1.” In Part 2, we show you how the three simple words “new, changing or unusual” are changing the game and saving lives.
BIG Thanks for Sharing
During Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, many of you were sheltering in place, but you all came together in a BIG way to #SharetheFacts about skin cancer and help save lives. You really made a difference!
We are so grateful to you for supporting our programs and amplifying our message. Every good thing we do is all because of you.