Tomorrow is Hat Day in the Sun ~ avoid skin cancer!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with MorSystems.com

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun overexposure. Put your hats on in the sun along with uva/uvb sunscreen over 30 spf, and re-apply every 2 hours no matter what the bottle says. See if the headwear association will be near you tomorrow!

The headwear assoc. is distributing free Sun Protection Hats in cities across the U.S.
http://www.theheadwearassociation.org/Hat_Day.html

They say to choose hats with at least a 2 1/2-inch brim and always wear sunscreen and a hat when outside.

A benefitting trend: Hats with oversize brims have been dominating the 2011 fashion runways, so staying safe from the sun has never looked better. Think "more skin, more brim." Women's hats with brims larger than five inches also offer shoulder and décolletage protection from the sun.

Remember to see your dermatologist yearly too, and check yourself for changing moles/sunspots often. You can find free skin cancer screenings by dermatologists here:
http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection/free-skin-cancer-screenings

Comments (3)

Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

With more and more young people getting skin cancer these days, we cannot remind everyone enough of the importance of protection.  Thank you.

Jun 16, 2011 06:52 AM
Dennis Puckett
Adams,Cameron & Co. - Deland, FL

Too bad we didn't know about skin cancer when I was younger.

Jun 16, 2011 07:01 AM
Shelly Whitworth
MorSystems.com - Carmel, CA

Thank-you Gina, and yes Dennis, now that we do know, teenagers are still going to tanning beds and not wearing sunscreen when they lay out. I wear 30 spf sunscreen moisturizer daily day no matter the weather now!

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Jun 16, 2011 07:20 AM