With May being Skin Cancer Awareness month, OROGOLD decided to offer its customers greater insights into skin cancer and the necessary precautions that they must take in order to protect themselves from this terrible disease.
When summer vacations are in full swing and families busy booking their ultimate beach getaways, the sunny weather does bring with it a lot of fun and excitement. But, it also brings with it the increased risk of sun damage and skin cancer. In fact, one of the main reasons why May was designated as the National Skin Cancer Awareness Month was that it would help people to remember to use necessary protection before falling victim to the sun and sand.
According to reports from the American Cancer Society, approximately 76690 Americans were expected to be diagnosed with melanoma in the year 2013 alone. It was also projected that about 9480 people would die because of melanoma in the same year. These statistics become even more scary when you consider the fact that they don’t even include the figures for skin squamous cell and basal skin cancer.
OROGOLD continually strives to ensure that its customers can enjoy timeless beauty, and one of the most important aspects of ensuring that they do enjoy timeless beauty is to protect them from skin cancer. Therefore, we try our best to educate our customers on the importance of adequate sun protection as well as the importance of SPF sunscreen lotions.
Skin cancer can usually be broken down into two categories – melanoma and non-melanoma. The non-melanoma skin cancer, also known as squamous cell or basal cell skin cancer, is the most common form of skin cancer. Almost 3.5 million non-melanoma cases are reported each year. However, the number of people who die as a result of this cancer is just about 2000 people. On the other hand, melanoma skin cancer might be less common, but it is much more devastating.
It is impossible to mitigate the risk of skin cancer completely, as each and every factor is still not known to mankind. However, we can definitely do our best in reducing the risk to acceptable levels by protecting our skin from one of the most common skin cancer agents – the harmful UV rays of the sun and tanning beds. Protecting one’s skin from UV radiation and sun damage isn’t all that difficult. All that is required is for you to have the proper knowledge of how and why to protect yourself.
The best way to protect your body from sun damage is to use a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen lotion every time you plan to step out of the house during the day. You also need to remember to re-apply the lotion for every 2 hours spent under the sun. Moreover, this practice needs to be followed 365 days a year, irrespective of whether its sunny or cloudy, winters or summers. When you’re going to the beach, try to make the most of a beach umbrella and be particularly conscious of seeking shade in between 10 AM and 2 PM.
Remember, prevention is always safer, simpler and better than cure. Moreover, if you’re really interested in beautiful looks and younger looking skin, you really need to concentrate on protecting your skin from the sun as one of the main factors of accelerated aging is sun damage.