Happy New Year!!!

Welcome 2015!!!

Sunscreen for Life wants 2015 to be the year of sun protection. We can sometimes forget about sun exposure during the winter months since the days are more overcast, but this is a mistake! UV can penetrate through the clouds and still burn your skin. I went to a wedding once where one of the bridesmaids fell asleep outside the day before the wedding since it was cloudy and the weather was cool, and by the time she woke up, she was redder than a lobster! Unfortunate that she was sunburnt for the wedding, but even more unfortunate that she increased her risk of developing skin cancer down the line. Studies have shown that the number of blistering sunburns one receives in their lifetime has been correlated with their risk of non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. Because these develop so much later in life, it’s hard to start worrying about them early. But just as you exercise and eat well to keep your heart healthy, you should wear sunscreen and sun protective clothes to keep your skin healthy. Let’s make a resolution for 2015 to do so!

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