This warrants a reminder that the suns UV rays will still be strong and just as dangerous as ever. Soaking up the sun, as innocent as it is, can lead to melanoma.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer there is and 98% of cases start in the skin due to extensive exposure to the suns UV rays. Melanoma has recently affected our former president, Jimmy Carter.
Melanoma case facts:
- 120,000 new cases per year
- In 2014 76,000 cases were ruled invasive
- 43,890 cases in men and 32,210 cases in women last year
- 9,710 deaths per year
Melanoma can be cured if caught early, and help prevented if you use a powerful sunscreen. However, studies show that about 14% of men apply sunscreen and just under 30% of women do.
What if you could drink your sunscreen instead of spraying it or rubbing it in?
UVO is a drinkable sunscreen that is packed with vitamins, but is not approved by the FDA. It is considered a dietary supplement and should not be considered as a replacement for the topical alternatives.
This product sets you back $5 per 12oz. bottle, so it is up to the consumer to judge whether the topical or drinkable option is right for them.
UV rays are not just a concern in the summer. Our skin needs protection everyday.
Protect yourself with:
- Dark clothes
- Covered arms and legs
- A wide brimmed hat
The suns rays are most harsh between 12-4 p.m. Use sun protection with at least a 30 spf rating.