June 2020 Newsletter

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.

How does sunscreen work to protect my skin?

Who should use sunscreen?

What type of sunscreen should I use?

How much sunscreen should I be using on my face and body?

Does sunscreen stay effective after its expiration date?

Does a sunscreen with a high SPF protect skin better?

How can I pick a sunscreen that’s right for me?

What is the best way to protect my baby from the sun?


Look for sunscreen with our Seal of Recommendation

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.

New on the Blog

Innovations in Skin Protection, Part 2: The Big Trend in Sunscreens
Discover how the personal care and cosmetics industry is developing sunscreen products that shield your skin from damage while providing a multitude of benefits.

Innovations in Skin Protection, Part 1: Protecting Across a Broader Spectrum
Sunscreen protection has mainly focused on dangers of ultraviolet (UV) light. Learn why researchers are working on protecting skin from a much broader spectrum!

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.

Community Corner

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!

167 Donations on social media, 2,500+ #SharetheFacts downloads, 330,000 People engaged with our social media content

We are so grateful to you for supporting our programs and amplifying our message. Every good thing we do is all because of you.

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