Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know skin cancer is America’s most common cancer? May is skin cancer awareness month! A time to speak up about the dangers of skin cancer and ensure the sunscreen we are using is good quality. 

Unfortunately, you can’t grab just any product from the supermarket shelf and assume that it will give you the protection you need. All sunscreen is not created equal, and neither is all skin! You want a product that delivers sufficient protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays. These are the two types of UV radiation not blocked by the atmosphere. SPF 30 products block 97 percent of UV rays, which is why the we recommends that everyone use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 

Take into consideration your skin type when choosing a sunscreen. For instance, most products don’t make any special allowances for conditions such as acne, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation. Elta MD’s UV Clear is formulated for all of these conditions. If you have dry skin, you might need a sunscreen that moisturizes as it protects, a feature offered by many Elta MD products. There are also separate products to protect the skin on your lips, don’t forget! 

At Cascade Medspa, we offer EltaMD protective sunscreen products! Stock up and make sure you’re prepared before the blazing summer sun on the water!

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