May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to adopt daily habits that can decrease your chances of getting skin cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. You can reduce the likelihood of being “the one” by protecting your skin from sun damage. Here’s how:

Spend time in the shade when outside

It can be tempting to soak up the sun when you’re outside. While short bursts of time in the sun benefit your skin and body, don’t overdo it. Seek out shaded areas and avoid spending prolonged amounts of time in direct sunlight, especially in the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky.

Avoid sunburn with daily SPF

Make it a habit to wear sunscreen on your face and body, even when you don’t plan to spend time in the sun. UV exposure can have damaging effects even when walking to the grocery store, sitting in front of a window, or driving. What’s more, having had 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk of developing melanoma. Prevent sunburn by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen for UVA/UVB protection. Try Revercel’s Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 50 or AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+. Both are lightweight, physical formulations that contain hyaluronic acid for lasting hydration and, of course, broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Sheer Physical Sunscreen is a long-lasting, full body sunscreen formulated with mineral-based ingredients to block UV rays from damaging the skin. 

Layer vitamin C with SPF

Applying vitamin C before your sunscreen enhances protection from UVA/UVB rays. Try Revercel’s CE Serum - it’s formulated with vitamins C and E and ferulic acid. This powerful antioxidant combination improves the visible signs of aging and further protects your skin from sun damage.

Consider a tinted moisturizer formulated with sunscreen

Triple Duty Plus offers a unique 3-in-1 advantage: a 100% all-physical mineral formulation with broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays, an anti-aging complex to restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and a sheer tint for an even glow.

Skip the tanning bed

Always skip the tanning bed. The UV rays in tanning beds and booths increase your risk of developing many different types of skin cancer.

Wear protective gear

Plan ahead before going outdoors and always wear sun-protective gear to guard your skin from UV rays. A long sleeve shirt, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses protect your face and body from excessive sun exposure. Did you know that you can purchase 100+ SPF all-day UVA and UVB sun protective clothing? It's safe, it's effective and it protects you head to toe. 

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