The Truth About Skin Cancer Today

As we welcome Spring I know how tempting it is to get good color, lay out on a nice day and yes, even pay a visit to a tanning salon before a vacation or big event.   Therefore, I feel it's my responsibility, as a former tanorexic and beauty writer, to report the facts on skincancer that I can only hope you pay attention to. First off, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US and in most cases, it can easily be avoided, yet over 3.5 million cases are diagnosed yearly.  Have you ever blistered from a sunburn?  I know I have.  If you're like me, you have more than two times the chance of developing melanoma in your lifetime.  Do I have your attention now?

Well, believe it or not over 30 million Americans are still using tanning beds.  Imagine the protection they're supplying themselves when they're in the sun?  I had those days.  I was bad to my skin and I can only hope that I'll be OK.  As I head off to Punta Cana and St. Thomas within the next few weeks I'll be loading up on my SPF.  My pick – MD Solar Science.  The line has a wide range of SPF's along with a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection and was developed by physicians.