There’s nothing this blog’s creators value more than our readership. Serving them is unquestionably our raison d’etre. If this includes you, then you’re already aware that we constantly strive to provide our audience with Melanoma and skin cancer related stories, news, tips and advice. And we’re tremendously grateful for the opportunity to do so. So, let’s pay healthy skin forward and together we may even save a life!
Today, we’d like to ask you for a little favor. And before you think it, NO!; we’re not trying to sell you anything. What we request of you is, whenever possible, to pass along some of the sun-safety information you read in this blog to your friends, family members, co-workers or whomever else might be interested.
We don’t even care if you don’t mention our name. Our goal is simple: take every avenue available to pass along potentially life-saving skin care tips to as many people as possible. And you can help us. Some people may thank you, some may shrug, and some may forget about it as soon as you depart the conversation. But if even ONE person takes heed of your words and, as a result, ends up sparing themselves the horror of Melanoma you will have saved a life. Not a bad payoff, eh?
Of course, we don’t expect you to go searching through the archived blog posts to make notes of what you should say. So for your convenience, here’s a quick list detailing some of the key items regarding Melanoma:
- Melanoma is one of the easiest cancers to treat if caught early. It’s also one of the worst possible afflictions to have if it’s not.
- There is no such thing as a “mild” sunburn.
- Sunscreen is your friend and biggest skin cancer ally. Wear it every time you go outside, are driving, or spend time inside next to windows at home or in the workplace. Sunscreen with SPF 15 or above works with Sundicators UV Wristbands.
- The sun’s harmful UV rays are present 365 days a year, every year. They can and do cause sun skin damage in all climates, and during all seasons.
- Solar rays reflecting off of snow can be just as dangerous to you as those absorbed on a summer day at the beach.
- Do not intentionally tan yourself. Not outside on a towel. Not inside in a tanning booth. Not ever. Tanning provides zero benefits and countless detriments. Besides, you already look beautiful as you are.
- Skin cancer is an equal-opportunity menace. It does not discriminate against gender, age or race. It has the ability to impact every single existent skin color on earth. And it has.
- When feasible wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and hats while outside. There’s even sun-safe clothing available that’s specifically designed to be comfortable in warm weather.
- While outside, choose to sit in the shade provided by trees, awnings, patio umbrellas or whatever else might be available.
- Through a simple system of changing colors, our Sundicators wristbands are an easy way to monitor the current level of your sunscreen’s effectiveness during any activity.
- Melanoma and skin cancer are very simple to prevent. The best weapon against them is education, sunscreen, shade and a Sundicators wristband.
Of course, this list could go on for miles. But if you could pass on even a few of the tidbits above, you could be doing somebody you know a very great service. And for that, you have our sincerest gratitude. Paying healthy skin forward helps us continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
Sundicators: The Best Skin-surance Under the Sun!
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