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Posted June 08, 2010 in Uncategorized

According to the Archives of Dermatology 2010, Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases in two million people are diagnosed annually. So before you head out to that summer BBQ, be sure to apply your sunscreen and maybe throw on a sun hat too!
Make protecting your skin a habit by developing a daily routine of protection that begins inside your very own makeup bag. We recommend Colorescienceproducts sold here at Concannon Plastic Surgery, one of our most popular being the Sunforgettable Mineral Powder. This SPF 50 light-weight powder has a barely-there feel that provides the safest, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. Aside from being recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, its self-dispensing powder brush makes this breakthrough, sheer formula easy to apply and reapply throughout the day.
Afraid you won’t achieve that sun-kissed look? There are several ways to get glowing without risking the health of your skin such as bronzers and self tanners.
If your after a longer lasting glow we offer a body bronzing treatment that lasts 5 to 7 days. Our Aesthetician begins with exfoliating the body with a sugar and oil scrub; hot towels are used to remove any excess scrub, a self tanner is then applied in a massaging motion all over body.
Sadly, The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, a number that is expected to continually rise. The first step is awareness. “Skin cancer is on the rise even though it’s one of the most preventable cancers,” comments New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana (founder of the Johan Santana foundation to establish awareness of skin cancer risk factors and prevention).
Prevention is the best way to deal with skin cancer. Be sure to stay away from tanning beds and long amounts of unprotected sun exposure. Spread the word and educate yourself and others on maintaining healthy skin for a brighter future.
The Environmental Working Group has released their 2010 Sunscreen Guide, after analyzing 500 different sunscreen products, they were able to recommend only 39 of them. Find out here if your sunscreen made the cut.