What you have been told your entire life about your skin could be wrong. You wake up on picture day at school and what do you see? A giant pimple right on the tip of your nose. So what should you do? Well obviously if you want to make it go away you’re supposed to pop it right? Well actually that is not the case. Arrowhead Health is here to give you advice on skin care. There are many things that people believe about protecting their skin that are just completely wrong. We have created a list of 6 myths about skin care and what you should really be doing.
Would it be forward if we said you looked radiant? Really – you have a certain glow about you. In fact, we think seeing your gorgeous mug in the mirror every morning should serve as a daily reminder to make sure you’re keeping your skin safe. After all, you wouldn’t want your natural good looks to be ruined by early aging or skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun, would you? We didn’t think so. So how can you tell if you have the know-how to keep yourself protected in the Arizona sun? Take our Safe Skin Quiz to find out.
With year round sunshine and sweltering hot summer temperatures, it should be no surprise that Arizona has the highest skin cancer rates in the nation.With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer, early detection and treatment are essential to preventing and curing deadly skin cancers.
Phoenix boasts an average of 211 sunny days per year, a swimming pool in nearly every back yard and plenty of fun year-round outdoor activities, so it’s easy to see why Valley residents spend a lot of time outside in the Arizona sun. But if not properly protected, your skin can suffer as a result of over exposure to the sun. Arizona has overwhelming skin cancer rates; the highest in the nation and the second highest in the world next to Australia. Skin cancer affects millions of people each year, and results in one death per hour which makes early detection and treatment imperative to curing melanoma and other deadly skin cancers. Below are a few skin cancer myths and misconceptions and some easy tips to stay protected. [Read more…]