8 Sun Safety Tips to Help Reduce Your Family's Risk of Skin Cancer by Katie Sloan

Family Health Cancer
5 years ago
8 Sun Safety Tips to Help Reduce Your Family's Risk of Skin Cancer

Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer? To minimize the risk, here are some tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation!

  • Seek shade especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Thirty minutes before you head out, apply water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+. Reapply often.
  • Keep babies under 6 months out of the sun. Apply sunscreen to older kids.
  • Check your medicine cabinet. Some OTC and prescription meds can increase your risk of burning.
  • About 90 percent of skin’s aging comes from the sun, so wear sunscreen year round.

Get more sun protection tips via the Skin Cancer Foundation here

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Ann Marie Patitucci
These are such important tips! Thanks for sharing with us, Katie Sloan !
Kimberly Johnson
Katie Sloan , how did I miss this?! Thanks for some wonderful tips and welcome! <3
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
You are so right, Katie Sloan ! I wish I could go back in time and protect my own skin as well as I protected my kids' skin. We know so much more now about skin cancer than we did when we were growing up. Thanks for sharing, and welcome to our #30Seconds tribe!
Kim Kusiciel
Katie Sloan this is so important. Thank you for summarizing this for us. Everyone can also find your tip on Pinterest so they can save it to their boards. Here is the pin: www.pinterest.com/pin/17831446...

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