Millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. In fact, one out of every five Americans will develop a form of skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. It may manifest itself in one of several ways. Melanoma can be identified when there is a change or growth in an existing mole or could be a new lesion altogether. Basal cell cancer generally develops around the neck or head and is identified by a lesion that resembles a pimple, but unlike a pimple, doesn't go away. There are others, such as squamous cells. It is for the best to prevent cancer as opposed to having to go through removal down the line.

How to Prevent Sun Damage on Your Own

When you get sunburnt, a lot more can happen than just looking a little red. You increase your likelihood of developing cancer on the skin. It does not take much. Skin damage can take place in as quickly as a few minutes. Certain variables affect this, such as your skin complexion and what time of day it is. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent sunburn.

You can limit your exposure to sunlight. Clothing protection can be beneficial, such as hats and sunglasses. Even wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants can help you even if it is a little hot out. You can also get plenty of Vitamin D in your diet, which will naturally help your skin resist sunlight.

The Best Way to Protect Your Skin

Applying sun protection before heading outside is a great way to stay safe, but most types of sunscreen have various levels of effectiveness. We at Helendale prefer sunblock as opposed to sunscreen. Generally speaking, the term sunblock has the ingredients of zinc and titanium, whereas sunscreens are chemical based. While sunblocks do not completely block the sun, they do offer both immediate and better protection from the sun's harmful rays.

Sunforgettable SPF Sunbrush by Colorescience is one of the most effective on the market. Not only does it work as an efficient sunblock, it can also be used as a foundation for your skin. It is available in fair, medium, tan, deep and medium shimmer skin.

Sunforgettable provides natural-looking coverage you don't get with other sunscreens. Additionally, it is water-resistant, so it is perfect to apply before going to the beach or pool. All you need to do is liberally sweep the brush in a circular motion across your face and body. A powder will be released, and you are good to go. It lasts for two hours and then must be reapplied for continued coverage throughout the day.

Order the Sunforgettable Sunbrush Today

Sunburns can happen any time of year, so be ready by getting the Sunforgettable Sunbrush. Do not worry about needing a sun spot treatment years from now when you can greatly decrease your chances of getting skin cancer with Sunforgettable. Learn more by calling 585.266.5420 or contact us online.