As the days start to heat up they usher in the season of shorts, scraped knees, and the need for a solid sun protection routine for your family. It’s a crucial part of summer months that cannot be overlooked. These days a good bottle of sunscreen is only the start!
The chance of developing melanoma, the most severe – and sometimes deadly—form of skin cancer doubles if you’ve had more than five sunburns, according to The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP). As someone who grew up on the Carolina coast and was diagnosed with melanoma at age 21, I can confidently say skimping on sun protection is not worth the cost to you, or your child’s, body. There are more skin cancer cases diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer diagnoses combined. This is a very scary fact; however, the good news is this is a very preventable cancer.