Skin Cancer Awareness Month/ Melanoma

Skin Cancer Awareness Month/ Melanoma

The long weekend and unofficial start of summer is almost here. Before you head to the beach/lake/patio, take a moment to make sure you have a sun protection plan. Future you will thank you, and so will your skincare professional.

The detrimental effects of the sun span from limiting the results of your at-home skincare and in-clinic treatments to skin cancer. UVA and UVB rays are damaging to the skin, and cause increased pigmentation, skin aging (fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness and elasticity) as well as melanoma. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while melanoma is the most prevalent form of cancer in the US, it’s also the most preventable. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing pigment in the skin, become cancerous. It often appears as a new mole or a change in an existing mole's size, shape, or color. Early detection and treatment are essential.

Preventative Steps:

  • Wear protective clothing and consider taking shade breaks when you can.
  • Consult a dermatologist for a personalized treatment plan and regular skin checks. (If you don’t have one, click here to find an AlumierMD skincare professional to help you.)
  • Protect your skin with a broad-spectrum, mineral-based SPF and apply it every two hours you’re exposed to the sun. Mineral sunscreens remain on the surface of the skin and are not absorbed or broken down by the body, so they offer more reliable protection.

Select Your AlumierMD Hero Sunscreen:

Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 40. This lightly hydrating, broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen with a matte finish provides oil control and is available in three tinted shades, doubling as a fusion of skincare and cosmetics.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 42. A lightweight, broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen, available in untinted or versatile tint (suitable for all skin tones), offers sheer coverage and hydration to protect and boost radiance in one step.

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 40. This oil-free, hydrating, mineral-based sunscreen is quick-drying and non-comedogenic, providing hydration, sun protection and a brighter complexion.

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