Sun's Out, Guns Out!
And we're not talking about arms! We're talking about spray tan guns! May is national melanoma awareness and skin cancer prevention month, and at Let's Glow, we are very serious about protecting our skin. We love our clients too much to let them damage their skin, so here are some facts about skin cancer, and how to prevent it:
Melanoma is the most common cancer in people who are 25-29 years old
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime
-1 in 50 Americans will develop a deadly melanoma in their lifetime
-Since 1973, there as been a 800% rise in deadly melanoma cases among women (hello tanning beds!).
-While not all cases of skin cancer are UV exposure related, 90% of them are.
-More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the US each year are linked to tanning beds. That is each year people! That is an average of about 1,148 cases per day.
-People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent. Scary stuff!
-Brazil and New South Wales, Australia, have passed complete bans on indoor tanning due to the high rate of cancer risk. Tanning has a higher rate of skin cancer than smoking has of lung cancer.
-You can get skin cancer anywhere on your body, and you can even get melanoma in your eyes, so bust out your cutest shades and protect those peepers!
Skin cancer is the most preventable type of cancer
-Early detection is key! Cases with an early detection have a 99% survival rate, however, if it advances, survival rates drop to 15%. The scariest part? Melanomas can advance within a few months.
-Get in the habit of yearly mole checks by your dermatologist and keeping an eye on your freckles and moles. Familiarize yourself with the skin you're in! It is the easiest way to detect something early.
-Wear sunscreen always. We're talking every day without exception. At the very least, wear a foundation with an SPF in it. Did we mention that 80% of visible aging is caused by UV exposure?
-It goes without saying that tanning beds are a big NO.
-Wear hats and sunglasses and stay in the shade! Direct sunlight can cause some serious damage, especially if you're not wearing sunscreen.
Our Motto: "Spray, Don't Lay!"
Save your skin this month and stay out of the sun! Come in for a spray tan instead and, as always, Glow on Gorgeous!