02 May 2016

10 Simple Ways To Protect Your Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As a melanoma survivor myself, cancer prevention and protection from the sun are things I pay extra close attention to. I make it a point to keep up with the latest and greatest (here are a couple of my favorite resources if you're interested: MD Anderson & The Skin Cancer Foundation) in not only skin cancer treatments, but the best practices and products for prevention


It's worth mentioning that protecting our skin from harmful UV rays not only works to prevent skin cancer, but also to keep signs of aging at bay. We can all get behind that, amiright?! ;)

One of the most common questions people have when in comes to sunscreen is "which is the best one?"

Well, let me tell you what my oncologist told me years ago when I asked him that very question.

He said : "The best sunscreen is the one you'll actually use."


Generally, dermatologists seem to prefer physical to chemical barrier sunscreens- which means zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the ingredients to look for! My dermatologist says "for the most part you want a sunscreen with ingredients you can pronounce."

But again, THE BEST SUNSCREEN IS THE ONE YOU'LL ACTUALLY USE!

And just for fun, a few fashion accessories that double as protection from the sun...



HAPPY MAY!


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