Friday Five – Don’t Fry Day
To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (@skincancerprev) has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Our Friday Five provides facts, tips and information to help readers stay safe while basking in the summer sun.
3 Rules for Choosing Sunscreen
The best sunscreen is the sunscreen you’ll use. Practice sun-safe habits and wear sunscreen every day. Stop by Vaughn Pharmacy for some recommendations. #DontFryDay #SmallStepsForSunSafety #WearSunscreen pic.twitter.com/2mtz6j65Oy
— Vaughn Pharmacy (@vaughn_pharmacy) May 23, 2022
What to Look for: ABCDES of Melanoma
Download the American Academy of Dermatology’s (@AADskin) body mole map to note the results of your self-examination. Consult your dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibit the ABCDES of Melanoma.
— AAD (@AADskin) May 16, 2022
UV Index Mobile App
The Ultraviolet (UV) Index predicts the ultraviolet radiation levels on a 1-11+ scale. EPA’s UV Index mobile app provides a daily forecast of the expected intensity of UV radiation from the sun. To assist users in utilizing the UV Index forecast, EPA provides two options for viewing this information with your mobile device.
Use the @EPA UV Index mobile app to track your local UV forecast and plan how you’ll keep yourself and the ones you love sun-safe. More sun safety tips here: https://t.co/WVGTPH2Tvg pic.twitter.com/YoQHB5fC0f
— CDC Cancer (@CDC_Cancer) May 26, 2022
Apply Sunscreen Correctly
Most of us are on board with using sunscreen to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays. However, once isn’t enough and many of us may not be applying our sunscreen correctly. Follow these tips and guidelines to be sure you are fully protected.
Are you applying your sunscreen correctly? Save this guide as a reminder! If these tips were helpful to you, share with a friend or family member who might be interested!#sunsafety #spf #skincancer #melanoma #skincancerprevention #sunscreen #sunblock #nonchemicalsunscreen
— Dr. Brenda Pellicane (@BrendaPellicane) May 24, 2022
What You Need to Know about Sun Safety
Find out what CDC has to say about sun safety and how to protect your skin.
Whatever your #MemorialDay plans, take care of your skin with these sun safety tips:
🏖️ Stay in the shade
🕶️ Wear sunglasses and a hat
👖 Cover up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants when possible
🧴 Apply sunscreenhttps://t.co/2jNijbg2IK#SkinCancerAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/rlBtxphdEy
— CDC (@CDCgov) May 24, 2022