Sun Safety This Summer

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Sun safety is a huge priority in my family. I had a great Uncle pass away from skin cancer, my mother had Melanoma, and I have already had three suspicious looking “freckles” removed. Not too mention, I am as pale as they come- it is quite easy for me to get burned.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what skin tone you have, everyone is at risk. To help prevent skin cancer, wearing an SPF 30 or higher daily is essential, no matter the weather.

Since I live at the Jersey Shore, my friends and I are very careful about being out too long in the sun, or making sure to really cover up when we head to the beach. We know now that not only does the sun cause skin cancer, but chronic UV exposure will give you winkles, hyper-pigmentation, and age spots.

Here are a few of my favorite sun blocks for face….

and for body…

On top of that sunblock, you can protect yourself with clothing and accessories!

Hats:

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ASOS

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ASOS

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URBAN OUTFITTERS

Cover Ups:

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BECCA

Adding sunblock and other skin protectors is essential, and so is staying up to date on skin protection news. One company I discovered which is great with this is called Oscar, which is a health insurance company based in New York. Oscar uses technology to help members stay informed and on top of subjects such as skin protection. They recently wrote a great blog post about ‘protecting your biggest organ” – your skin. They offer some quick tips on SPF use and even how to get a vitamin D fix.

Another thing I love about this company is that they keep things simple and smart; they have a team of nurses and healthcare experts on call to answer any questions, even something as simple as what foods can help with getting your vitamin D. It’s even free to talk with a doctor over the phone anytime. It’s like having a doctor in the family, doesn’t that sound nice? 

I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far and being diligent about sun safety. My goal is to keep sun protection in mind and be super safe, while also enjoying the warmth we’ve all been waiting for. I also plan on making sure to have healthcare experts in my life, such as the teams at Oscar Health Insurance. After all, you can never be too careful with your most beautiful asset!

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21 thoughts on “Sun Safety This Summer

  1. Reblogged this on rohan on the road and commented:
    This is so important – I’m sick of friends asking me about sunbeds so they can get a ‘base tan’ before sunbathing over summer considering my mom had to have an operation for skin cancer and still has to have regular check ups. This puts me at further risk, so why people think I know about sunbed, that actually increase chances of melanoma by over 60% so they are by no means worth it.

    1. Always use sun cream, even if it looks like the suns covered by clouds
    2. Wear a hat when sunny for extra protection
    3. Get moles checked regularly, my doctor recently told me photographing them every month is a great way to track changes and can help doctors identify any possible treatments needed

  2. Reblogged this on The Secret Handbook 4 Teens and commented:
    A great post on sun safety with great product recommendations and links. I know you don’t want to hear it but you need to be reaaaalllly careful about tanning. Trust me, the wrinkles and spots you get when you are older (never mind the cancer threat) is not fun. Why not just slather or spray on a fake tan? It looks better and is much safer!

  3. P20 is my suncream of choice and has been for many years. Back when I first started using it, you could only buy it in the airport or on the plane. It’s a once-a-day one, and it really works, and it’s non-sticky. It keeps a pasty ginger in Spain during August sunburn free!

  4. Those outfits are all beautiful but I wouldn’t wear any of them to the beach because I’d ruin them. I mean, I just sit here in my room all day and already somehow manage to get my clothes dirty.
    Your site design is breathtaking in its simplicity, by the way.

  5. Exceptional blog,beautiful points about the summer and the sun family is very conscience to use sun screen .Thank you so much for following my blog.Wishing you all the best and Happy 4th.of July.Jalal

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