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Skin Facts for Life

SKIN FACTS FOR LIFE THE RISK Sun rays are the strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. UVB rays cannot penetrate glass windows, but UVA rays can. UVB 10 a.m. UVA UVB UVA Up to 90% of the visible signs of aging are caused by sun damage. 4 p.m. |SKIN FACT 80% The skin protects your body by keeping it at the right temperature and acting as a of UVA and UVB rays are able to pass through clouds and sensory organ. penetrate skin. 1111 One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. The risk of skin cancer doubles People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma. if you've had 5+ sunburns. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It aCcounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. 2,000,000 The amount of cases of non-melanoma skin cancer found in the United States each year. 1. every hour. One American dies of melanoma almost 90% In 2010, it is estimated that 8,700 deaths will be attributed HOUR of pediatric melanoma to melanoma, of these... cases occur 5,670 will in girls aged 10-19 3,030 will be WOMEN SKIN FACT be MEN it takes 28 days for skin cells to renew themselves. THE DEFENSE To protect your skin, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Reapply every two hours or after sweating or swimming. The optimum length of shower to avoid washing away the MINS body's natural oils. SKIN FACT Your skin can reflect your underlying health. Many health conditions first appear as skin problems. UVB protection does not increase proportionately with a designated SPF number. OUNCE Enough to fill a shot glass, is considered the amount of SPF NUMBEP. 2 15 30 45 ACTUAL PROTECTION AS A PERCENTAGE 50 93 97 98 sunscreen needed to cover the Note: the difference in protection from SPF number 30 and 45 is just one percent. exposed areas of the body properly. Sources: American Academy of Dermatology Skin Cancer Foundation Cancer.Org United States Environmental Protection Agency PUT THE HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN FIRST. Eucerin Wikipedia Eucerin US

Skin Facts for Life

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One in five Americans will deliver skin cancer in the course of their life. Skin cancer is serious, and protecting and taking care of your skin is crucial. This infographic explains the damage that su...




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