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Are You Protected?

Are You Protected? FACTS & MYTHS ARE SUNBURNS REALLY THAT BAD? ABOUT SUNSCREEN Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer Skin cancer equals nearly 50%of all cancer If a person has had 5 or more sunburns, their risk of melanoma doubles cases in the US BCC (basal cell carcinoma) and SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) are the two most common non-melanoma skin cancers Melanoma, though rare, is responsible for most skin cancer related deaths The Skin Cancer Foundation found 42% More than 76,600 cases of melanoma of people get a sunburn at least once a year were diagnosed in the US in 2013 Almost 10,000 deaths will be attributed to melanoma in 2014. Most common locations for skin cancers are sun exposed areas They are directly related to sun exposure over several years They also sometimes appear on unexposed areas • Ears • Face • Hands SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Putting on sunscreen right before swimming provides adequate protection I can layer sunscreen over my other face products Myth Myth Sunscreen should Sunscreen needs to go on 20-30 minutes prior to swimming to be effective Fact Fact go on first Sprays give better coverage 1 Myth Myth Fact A thin layer of a higher SPF sunscreen works Even SPF 30 and higher needs to be layered on thickly Sprays may cover wider areas, but they go on thinly great Fact Rule of thumb: 1 tablespoon for your face and ¼ cup for your body Putting on sunscreen once in the morning is enough for a day of fun in the sun! Sunscreen is only needed in the summer when risk of sunburn is highest Myth Myth Sunscreen should be Sunscreen needs to worn year-round Fact be reappli every Fact Snow can reflect up to 80% of harmful UV rays 90 minutes I need UV exposure 1 Myth Myth because l'm low on Fact There is more UV vitamin D production exposure at sunset when the sun is closer to the The sun's rays are the strongest between 10am and 4pm horizon You only need 10 min of sun exposure to get the daily amount of vitamin D needed Fact Myth Eyes can't burn or Myth A tanning bed is the safest way to get a tan get cancer Your eyes are susceptible to ocular melanoma which Fact is very aggressive and hard Fact THERE'S NO SUCH THING to treat AS A SAFE TAN! Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB are very important to protect your eyes and are highly recommended Opt for a spray tan, gradual tan lotion or... Let your natural skin color shine! I use sunscreen so I don't need to do monthly or annual skin checks Myth Though sunscreen and decreasing your UV exposure does reduce your risk of getting cancer, this shouldn't replace your at-home monthly skin checks and your annual full body skin check by a dermatologist! Fact Myriad and the Myriad logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Myriad Genetics, Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions. ©2014 Sources: DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING Myriad Genetics, Inc. MYRIAD.

Are You Protected?

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