People who live in Phoenix, also lovingly known as the Valley of the Sun, are susceptible to the sun 296 days out of the year.
Face masks are becoming increasingly popular for outdoor use among people keen to protect their skin from sun damage. While sunscreen is effective too, the protection it offers diminishes over time and in some circumstances a physical barrier is better.
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.
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?