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Protect Your Skin While Driving

There has been some research to suggest a connection between sun exposure while driving and skin cancer. How? UVA rays can still get through the window of a car -- damaging your skin over time.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 53% of skin cancers in the US occur on the left, or drivers’, side of the body. Scientists have found that front windshields block an average of 96% of UV rays; however side windows only block an average of 71% of UV rays.

This fall, don't forget to wear sunscreen while driving; and if you're taking a long road trip, reapply, reapply, reapply!

SPF 30 Sunscreen May Prevent Skin Cancer By 80 Percent

A new study from Ohio State University found that applying sunscreen reduces the risk of skin cancer by 80%.

“We have developed a mouse model that allows us to test the ability of a sunscreen to not only prevent burns but also to prevent melanoma…. We hope that this model will lead to breakthroughs in melanoma prevention,” Christin Burd, assistant professor of molecular genetics at Ohio State University

The new study tested various SPF 30 sunscreens, and found all delayed the onset of melanoma.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans, and more than 73,000 are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Don't forget to apply (and reapply) your sunscreen this summer!

Source: TIME

 

Check Your Sunscreen Before Applying

Sunscreens do expire. According to Mayo Clinic, sunscreens are "designed to remain at original strength for up to three years." This means you can use leftover sunscreen from the past few years.

Do you spot an expiration date on your sunscreen bottle? If you're past the date shown on the bottle, toss it before applying since they are no longer effective. Also, always store your sunscreen in a cool climate.

What's your favorite sunscreen? Share below!

Wearable Tech –– UV Stickers

Our Color-Changing UV detecting Stickers are designed for children and adults to use for all outdoor activities, wet or day. Kids love wearing them and parents feel at ease knowing that they can now monitor their family's UVA & UVB exposure.

By putting sunscreen on the band or sticker (like below), it will mimic the protection (SPF) the sunscreen is giving your body.  There is no more guessing if the sunscreen is effective. The sticker will indicate that with color changes!

Photo by Sundicators Brazil

Photo by Sundicators Brazil