The Tanning Bed is Dead
May is skin cancer awareness month and a good reminder to do your personal skin exam. If you see any new or changing spots on your skin – or anyone else's skin - please have them checked by your physician.
I have always learned a lot of information from www.skincancer.org which is continually updated and based on reliable medical studies.
A new website from the Nebraska Cancer Coalition can earn Nebraska teens up to $1,000! www.thebedisdead.org was established to educate 18 and younger Nebraska teens about the dangers of indoor tanning. There are several disturbing medical facts and ‘real-life stories’ from young women diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
Dr. Lott explains The Bed is Dead Campaign on 10/11 First at Four
Some of these facts include:
- Tanning before the age of 35 increases your risk of melanoma by nearly 60 percent
- Indoor tanning is the cause of 76 percent of the cases of melanoma for patients under the age of 30
- Melanoma is increasing more rapidly than any other cancer
- 30 percent of NE teen girls report using tanning beds in this last year
The information on this website will inspire all of us to ‘take the pledge’ and spread the word, tanning beds are deadly! The contest rules for teens to win the $1,000 are explained on this website.
My favorite sunscreen products are on sale this month at The Spa at LifePointe: 15 percent off Blue Lizard, any of Elta MD and Solar Protection products.
And if you buy the Coloresience Sunforgettable loose mineral sunscreen brush, you will receive 50 percent off the refill cartridge - while supplies last.
A great gift for a friend or family member and a refill treat for your own brush, which I am sure, if we have talked, you already own one of these indispensable tools to prevent your own skin from cancer and premature aging.
Enter to Win
Another great contest happening now is the EltaMD Sun-Safe Sweepstakes. You have the opportunity to win a $1,000 trip and EltaMD Sun Care Kits. To enter, visit here.
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