From expansive reservoirs and trout lakes in the mountains to small bodies of water nestled in rolling hills and low-elevation fishing holes, Arizona offers plenty of year-round fishing options for its residents and visitors. Fishing involves long hours spent outdoors, often in the sun. When you add in the potential for reflected sunlight from the water striking your face and other parts of your body, it’s an activity that can be very hard on your skin.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and is responsible to keep stuff in (like water) and keep stuff out (like germs). That’s why it’s important to protect your skin.
As you get older, it’s critical to acknowledge any changes in your body. Being aware of any shifts will allow you to recognize what is and what isn’t normal. As a result, you’ll be able to address your health concerns quicker and determine the best ways to optimize your well-being.
In the same way we wear different apparel for each season, it’s also important that we use different skincare products. A change in season almost always means a change in environmental conditions—a factor that can truly disrupt the state of your skin if you’re not careful.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with the attention being focused on detection and prevention, we hope the same will go for skin checks. Over the past three decades, men, women, and children have acquired a greater understanding of this terrible disease. But did you know studies have shown breast cancer patients also have an increased risk of skin cancer—including the deadliest form, melanoma?