Summer is in full swing and now is the perfect time to start protecting your skin! While days are being spent out enjoying the sun, it is the worst time to neglect your skin, as it is continually exposed to harsh UVB and UVA rays.
I personally take precautionary measure when I know I’ll be spending the day in the sun. However skin protection isn’t limited to the summer months. Living in Arizona, I am constantly aware of the sun exposure that I am subjected all the time. Here are my tips for protection against the sun:
- applying chap stick/lip balm that is SPF 15 or higher to fight ultraviolet rays
- light-colored clothing when spending time outdoors so you won’t attract the sun
- wearing a hat to help protect your scalp from getting sunburned
- donning on sunglasses to protect both your eyes and the skin underneath that often gets ignored when applying sunscreen
- year around golden rule – applying moisturizer daily with SPF to both your face and your ears.
There are scary consequences that comes with being diagnosed with skin cancer. As one of the most preventable of the cancers, skin cancers is a serious issue that we tend to ignore. Well, its stops now! Neutrogena has teamed up with the American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) to help spread awareness and educate the public on how to fight against sun damage. They’ve teamed up to inform us on healthy sun-safe preventative measures that can be taken to help prevent skin cancer. They are inviting all of us to join the Neutrogena Choose Skin Health campaign to assist in spreading the word and stopping the epidemic of skin cancer at its tracks.
How can you start? Through their collaboration with ASDS, Neutrogena is offering free screenings and self exam kits to us all! Simply click here to find a location near you. Neutrogena is also offering up 15% off your next purchase if you sign up to receive special email offers. An affordable way to keep your skin safe? You know that’s how I do!
Disclosure: This post is compensated and in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are that of my own, as I always give my honest views, findings, beliefs, or experiences on all posts receiving compensation.