May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Posted on 10 May 2017
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (skincancer.org) more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer over the past three decades than all other cancers combined. But there are steps you can take to prevent skin cancer--starting with the clothes you choose.
Clothes that are rated UPF 50 allow just 1/50th of the sun's rays to reach your skin. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and it's the term that's used to denote how protective a fabric is.
Our Lush Knit fabric is certified UPF 50, making it a superb choice for protecting your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. Of course, choosing the right clothing is just the first step. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends using UV-protective sunglasses and a wide brim hat when you plan on being outside.
Most importantly, make sure you get routine skin checks to detect skin cancer as early as possible. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it's also one of the easiest to sure, when it's caught and treated in its early stages.
So enjoy the upcoming warm weather months, but do so safely. Protect that skin you're in!