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Color Affects Sun Protection

Color Affects Sun Protection

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know that sunscreen is only one of multiple ways you can protect your skin from the sun, and that the color of your clothing can actually be a factor in how much sun exposure you’re getting?  As skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., boaters and others who […]

Bask, Not Bake: Sun Care Protection

Bask, Not Bake: Sun Care Protection

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters beware: it’s not all fun in the sun! Water reflects the sun’s rays, amplifying the risks of skin cancer. With more than one million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and one person dying from melanoma each hour, why put yourself in harm’s way by leaving your skin unprotected?

Screening Out The Sun’s Rays

Screening Out The Sun’s Rays

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As water reflects and amplifies the sun’s rays, boaters of every age should beware of the hazards of unprotected exposure. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime; more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Malignant melanoma- one of three types of cancer directly related to excessive sun exposure- is the number one cancer in those aged 25-29, and second most prevalent in those aged 15-29 years old. The chilling reality is that one person dies from melanoma every hour.

Supple Summer Skin

Supple Summer Skin

While cooler months are behind us, our skin’s need for softening is still present. Moisturizers improve skin’s barrier function, minimize surface water, and keep the skin’s top layer softer and suppler. Though hot days may make us want to skip some grooming steps, moisturizing remains important. If the skin loses too much water, it becomes dry, flaky, and prone to both infection and inability to regulate body temperature.

Sunscreen Basics

Sunscreen Basics

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters beware: water reflects the sun’s rays, amplifying the risks of exposure. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime; more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Older boaters don’t bear all the risk, as malignant melanoma- one of three types of cancer directly related to excessive sun exposure- is the number one cancer in those aged 25-29, and second most prevalent for those 15-29 years old. The chilling reality is that one person dies from melanoma every hour.

Don’t Boat Without Sunscreen

Don’t Boat Without Sunscreen . Boaters need to shield themselves from excessive sun exposure, as water and sand reflect the rays, amplifying the risks. This is not idle advice: one person dies from melanoma every hour.