DO use sunscreen! There are so many to choose from—something for ALL ages and with specific degrees of protection based on your needs. Obviously, the very fair need more protection than those with more melanin in their skin; however, we ALL need protection so apply a little “common sense” with your sunscreen. It’ll go a long way! For those seeking natural UV protection, try using products that contain sea buckthorn (such as SeabuckWonders body lotion, facial cream and hydrating serum). The sea buckthorn berry contains natural UV properties, so you receive protection from the sun every time you use one of these products!
DON’T ignore changes in your skin—especially a change of color, size or shape of a mole. This could be a tell-tale warning sign that you may have a serious skin condition. Many lives can be saved by paying attention to these types of changes and then taking immediate action. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Don’t take chances!
DON’T forget about your lips! The lips are a common site for skin and lip cancer due to extended sun exposure without any protective sunscreen. Look for lip-specific products that contain an SPF of 15 or higher.
DO use common sense! Protecting your skin is not rocket science. If there is something you DON’T know, just hop on the Internet. There are a plethora of resources that provide great information if you have ANY specific questions or concerns about summer skin protection.