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Sun Care - May 27th, 2012

May 27th is National Sunscreen Day. Here are some skin cancer facts for you:

More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed in the United States annually.

Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

A 2005 study found that basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are increasing in men and women under 40. In the study, basal cell carcinoma increased faster in young women than in young men.

On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2012, it is estimated that 9,180 deaths would be attributed to melanoma — 6,060 men and 3,120 women.

Scary, right? Wearing sunscreen every day can help reduce your risk of skin cancer. There are a lot of options out there for sunscreen, from sprays to lotions to creams, with chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens. I’ve reviewed quite a few, and have some more reviews coming up as I try out new formulas this year. Do your health a favor and wear sunscreen every day!

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