May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, we encourage you to educate yourself on this highly preventable disease with ways to stay sun safe all year long
You probably carry a bottle of sunscreen with SPF 15 or above in your beach bag. You even faithfully reapply it after swimming. But do you remember to use sunscreen if you’re out for a run on a cloudy day or sitting near your office window? Chances are, the answer is no.
For many teens and young adults, summer is a time to hit the beach or pool and enjoy some outdoor fun. Sunscreen is an afterthought—if it’s thought of at all. After all, only older people can get skin cancer, right?
Stop reading (just for a second!) and take a look at your hands. Are they freckled? Do you have age spots? Discolorations? Now think: When was the last time you really examined your skin to familiarize yourself with its moles and other spots?