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's Skin Cancer Scare and How You Can Prevent It

's Skin Cancer Scare and How You Can Prevent It

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About The Importance of Sunscreen

It’s always a nice change from the typical TMZ gossip when a celebrity uses their voice to speak out on serious issues that affect all of us (can I get an AMEN?!).

Over the last couple of weeks, “Logan” star, Hugh Jackman has been speaking out about his struggles with skin cancer. The Australian actor most recently appeared on a segment of “Live with Kelly,” in which he urged his fans to not only wear sunscreen but to also get regular check ups. Jackman has also taken to social media channels including Twitter and Instagram to spread awareness of the disease and has been working to educate children on how the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin.

“1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives”

JAMA Dermatology

According to Cancer.org, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. The damaging effects of the sun can affect anyone and include celebrities like Brooke Shields, Ewan McGregor, John McCain, Khloe Kardashian and much more.

Did you know?

More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure which means many cases of skin cancer are preventable! Here are our top tips for staying sun savvy:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure between the hours of 10am-4pm when the sun’s rays are the most intense.
  • Love the skin you’re in! Don’t feel the need to tan or use a tanning booth.
  • Apply ZINC IT OVER™ 30 minutes before going outside and don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours!
  • Self-exam at least once a month to check for skin abnormalities and get a professional exam every year.
  • Use protective accessories like UV blocking sunglasses, hats and umbrellas.
  • Chill in the shade when outdoors.
  • Do not take babies under 6 months out in the sun, sunscreens are only safe for over 6 months of age!
  • Invest in UV protection films for your car windows.

While we are discussing the issue of skin cancer, I would also like to address a highly thought misconception; and that is the belief that darker skin tones are not at risk for skin cancer. This is a dangerous myth because anyone can get skin cancer! Yes, darker skin tones are less likely because of the natural melanin, however, when there is a diagnosis, it is often more aggressive and deadly.  

It is our goal at Seriously FAB to educate you on the importance of skin protection and empower you by providing effective and chemical-free skincare products you can trust. We exist to “Shake Up” the organic skincare sector by designing fun, innovative and effective products that are convenient and easy to use for active women.

Our “Over Makeup” Sunscreen Facial Mist

Our zinc-based sunscreen, ZINC IT OVER™, was formulated “For Use Over Makeup,” so you don’t have to sacrifice looking great for dependable skin protection… With ZINC IT OVER™, you can have it ALL! You can also feel good about the ingredients found in this special formula; packed with antioxidants and natural botanicals, you can rest assured that your skin will stay healthy and hydrated. ZINC IT OVER™ truly is the best Zinc sunscreen on the market!

If you have any questions regarding skincare or suncare, feel free to contact us!  Take our short survey below to see how sun savvy you are!

  1. How often do you wear sunscreen when you go outside?
  • Never- 0 points
  • Sometimes-3 points
  • Always- 6 points
  1. Do you reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours?
  • Never- 0 points
  • Sometimes- 3 points
  • Always- 6 points
  1. When was the last time you did a self-exam to check your skin?
  • Over 1 year ago- 0 points
  • 3-6 month ago- 3 points
  • 1-3 months ago- 6 points
  1. Do you like to sunbathe or relax in the shade?
  • I’m a sun goddess- 0 points
  • I’m a sun goddess but use sunscreen- 3 points
  • Chill in the shade (with a glass of lemonade)- 6 points

OK, add up your points and see how you did!

0-6 points- I NEED TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF MY SKIN!

9-12 points- I LOVE MY SKIN BUT HAVEN’T SHOWN IT LATELY, SORRY SKIN!

18-24 points- I LOVE MY SKIN SO MUCH (GO AHEAD, HUG YOURSELF)!

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