As you know, May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some staggering statistics you may not know:
- • Skin cancer is the most common type of Cancer.
- • The American Academy of Dermatology currently estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
- • Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
- • One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 57 minutes).
- • Sustaining 5 or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent.
- • More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.
- • Between the period of 2002-2006 and the period of 2007-2011, the average annual cost for skin cancer treatment increased by more than 126 percent as compared to 25.1 percent for all other cancers
- • Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40 percent and the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent.
Now that we’ve got your attention, let’s discuss how simple it is to incorporate protection and prevention into your daily skincare routine. As a society, we’re more health conscious than ever before. From organic groceries and juice cleanses to power yoga and standing desks, never before have health and wellness been more at the forefront of our collective conscious. Some of us wear electronic bracelets around our wrists to track our progress and hold us accountable throughout the day. Look around your workplace and you’ll notice more and more of your colleagues inputting their caloric intake into apps and spending their lunch break taking a walk. For those of us who use public transportation, take a peak over the shoulders of the commuters beside you, and you’ll notice them scrolling through fitness themed Instagram accounts to inspire them. We share the lengths of our runs on our social media accounts and check in when we visit the gym or the local green market. Taking care of yourself from the inside out has never been more fashionable. Unfortunately, there isn’t a tech gadget that can remind you to apply sunscreen or warn you when you are being exposed to potentially harmful rays (yet). Since you’ll have to go about this portion of self-care the old fashioned way (for now) by holding yourself accountable, we at IMAGE Skincare have made it as simple as possible to get into good habits every day with our Prevention + line. Take care of yourself from the inside out with these incredible products:
Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30+
This sheer formula provides broad-spectrum high UVA/UVB sun protection and is applied simply and evenly without leaving any residue and is Paraben and chemical free. In addition to pure protection, our Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30+ will enhance your skin with an infusion of anti-oxidants, vitamins and green tea as anti-inflammatory agents. This product provides ultimate protection and prevention against the aging effects of the sun and is excellent for those with Sensitive, Dry / Dehydrated Skin, as well as for those with Rosacea.
Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32+
Perfect for daily use, our Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32+ provides oil-free broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and incorporates microsponge technology to absorb surface oils and leaves skin with a matte, shine-free finish. Also Paraben free, this incredible product will leave your skin grease free. In addition to providing protection from the environmental elements on a daily basis, this serves as an excellent makeup primer. Perfect for any man or woman who is looking for a matte, shine-free complexion, it is also recommended for those with acne, who are acne prone, and those with combination or oily skin.
Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Part makeup, part moisturizer, part protection and totally amazing. Also water resistant and paraben free, our Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 is recommended for all skin types and those with uneven skin color and tone. Enjoy UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection while leaving your skin with a healthy, even glow.
Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50
This lightweight moisturizing sunscreen is excellent for all skin types and features next generation technology by combining a physical sunscreen ingredient transparent zinc oxide with effective antioxidants to prevent free-radical damage and to protect against environmental exposures. Our Prevention+ Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50 contains plant-derived stem cells to delay the aging effects of the sun on skin cells and is even suited for post-procedure skin. Excellent for wearing during sports or fitness activities, you will be protected by the highest available spectrum UVA/UBV protection with plant derived stem cells that simultaneously extends the life of your own skin cells.
Ultra Sheer Spray SPF 45
Our Prevention+ Ultra Sheer Spray SPF 45 is perfect to take with you on the go and well suited for adults with all skin types, children, and those participating in sports or fitness activities, this incredible light weight spray formula sprays on with sheer foam, so it’s easy to visually ensure you have covered yourself or loved one thoroughly (but dries clear). This next generation ultra-sheer light weight spray absorbs quickly and provides water resistant broad spectrum SPF 45 protection.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure. Now, during National
Skin Cancer Awareness month, is the right time to commit yourself to prevention today and also urge the people in your life to do the same.
Taking care of yourself isn’t just fashionable; in this case, developing good habits and using the prevention oriented products we’ve outlined from the Prevention + line can prove to be lifesaving. Our Prevention+ line will also leave your skin looking radiant in addition to helping you look youthful. You’ll soon find that committing yourself to prevention is even simpler than we’ve described, because you just won’t want to begin your day without applying these incredible products!
Share this with all of the family members, friends, and colleagues you would like to have an ‘IMAGE ‘Prevention Intervention’ with today.