Protect your skin—it could save your life.
6 Facts That Will Get Under Your Skin
Statistics don’t lie. People in Delaware aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from skin cancer. Here’s where we stand.
- Tanning beds, booths and sunlamps have been linked to skin cancers including melanoma.
- Dry T-shirts offer more protection than wet — and most T-shirts have SPF ratings below 15.
- The sun’s rays reach you on cloudy or hazy days and reflect off of water and sand.
- People with light complexions are more likely to sunburn and should use a broad-spectrum SPF 15+.
- If you have a family history of skin cancer, you’re more likely to develop it, so be sure to get checked.
- If you have freckles, or if your skin reddens or sunburns easily, you’re at greater risk for cancer.
- If you have blonde or red hair, or blue or green eyes, you’re more likely to develop skin cancer.
- If you work or play outdoors, you can reduce your risk of skin cancer by wearing SPF 15+ sunscreen.
- If you have a history of indoor tanning, you’re more prone to skin cancer and should see a dermatologist.
- If you had sunburns early in life, you’re more prone to skin cancer and should wear SPF 15+ sunscreen.