May was Skin Cancer Awareness Month and because we have all probably been touched in some way by the disease, plus the fact that spring has finally sprung, it's a good idea to do everything in our power to protect our very first fashion item...the birthday suit!
Also during the month of May, I had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica and bask in the sun but I couldn't have felt at ease on the beach without my Australian Gold products. Here's what I packed...
Australian Gold® Spray Sheer Coverage Sunscreen With InvisiDry™ Technology combines superior sun protection and a quick-dry formula with the convenience of spray application. Features I love...
- Oil-free formula
- Photostabilized formula won’t break down in heat
- Signature tropical fragrance
- UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection
- Water resistant for 80 minutes
- Available in SPF 15 and SPF 30
Australian Gold Sheer Coverage SPF 45 Faces with Self-Tanner shields delicate facial skin with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection while a built in self-tanner builds a sun-kissed glow. This...I LOVE! Skin also receives antioxidant benefits from a native Australian extract, Kakadu Plum, known for exceptional levels of vitamin C.
AND to keep my beautiful bronze tan once I returned back to the states as well as while I vacationed, I used the Australian Gold SPF Lotion with Kona Coffee Bronzers. There's nothing like having a sun-kissed glow even on my first day at the beach! Meanwhile, the natural-looking color still looks fab two weeks later!
Just a few facts to keep you in the know...
· Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually
· One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime
· More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun
· About 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun
· About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun
Now here’s the good news. Sunscreen actually works!
· Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 40 percent and the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent
· People who use sunscreen daily show 24 percent less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily
Now that's what I call great information! So as you get out and enjoy the sun this summer, be sure to pick up some Australian Gold. Oh and don't forget to protect your pucker! I chose TURO SKIN Protective Lip Balm SPF 15.
It's loaded with shea butter, soline, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil and menthol. The perfect combination!