20% of Americans will develop skin cancer, according to the skin cancer foundation. One in five.
Skin is our largest organ and does the work of protecting us from elements and microbes as well as regulating our body temperature and permits sensations like touch. The risk of skin cancer is high, but we know more about skin health and care than we did 20-30 years ago. Goodbye tanning oils, hello SPF 50!
In this episode, Steph and Michelle are chatting about skin health and sharing some of their personal stories on the topic, which might give you a giggle. With summer in full swing and spending frequent days in the sun, we want you to feel informed and empowered to protect your skin and your families.
Episode 64 :: Show Notes
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Summertime means fun in the sun, but it’s not so fun if we don’t protect our skin. Twenty percent of Americans will develop skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. One in five. Chances are, that’s one in your household. Help protect you and your family so you can enjoy the long summer days without the worry with tips and important information from our Sister Sites.