Protecting Ourselves While Enjoying the Summer Sun!

South Florida definitively skipped Spring, and we are well under the summer sun, including the summer (hurricane season) rain.
Despite the rain, we will have ample opportunity to be outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the season.
Taking advantage of sun bursting days, means that we have to care for ourselves, and our family.  Before you make your way to the great sunny outdoors, prepare in one simple step to protect against the harmful effects of the sun .
One American dies of melanoma almost every hour.  However, many people are still ignoring the serious repercussions of exposing their skin to UVA and UVB radiation without protection by going to tanning salons, sun bathing and not using sunscreen when out for long periods of time.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by far the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United. Each year more than 1 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer and this trend appears to be increasing with each passing decade.

So what can you do to lower your risk for developing skin cancer? Below is a short list of simple tips and facts that you can consider.  More importantly, they  won’t interfere with your outdoor activities!
You can also join the conversation on preventing skin cancer at Choose Skin Health FB
Launched in 2009, the Choose Skin Health™ campaign’s mission is to help fight the skin cancer epidemic, educating and empowering the public to follow healthy sun-safe behaviors and take proper precautions against sun damage,  The initiative was made possible through a partnership between Neutrogena® and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

Now that, THAT is taken care off,  grab your hat, sunglasses and out we goooooo!
Happy Summer everyone!!!! 

The above is a compensated in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinions are our own.

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