Did you know that one in five Americans will get skin cancer and there are 1.3 million new cases of skin cancer per year? Also, melanoma risk has doubled in the last 10 years. Shocking to hear, isn’t it?
More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. Yet, surprisingly, less than a third of adults, teens and children routinely use sun protection. EltaMD sunscreens made with zinc oxide, uniformly block UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide is crucial because it is the only single ingredient that blocks both types of UV rays. Daily application of sunscreen is so important because harmful UVA rays can pass through glass while you are driving your vehicle and are present all day, every day of the year, not just while at the beach, pool or sitting outside in the sun.
EltaMD makes a full line of sunscreens to appeal to all skin types and levels of activity. The products are non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free and fragrance free. Some of my favorites include EltaMD 41, which is a lightly tinted facial sunscreen and EltaMD 46, which is a facial sunscreen for individuals prone to acne and rosacea. My kids love the lightweight feel of EltaMD 46. If you are outdoors a lot, playing golf, tennis, swimming or skiing, EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 is a great choice because it won’t rinse off in water and won’t sting when you sweat. Come in and see the full line to choose the best product for your needs and lifestyle. Your skin will thank you!