Take Care of Your Skin!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

I am honored to be partnering  with Shedo Lane and SwimZip to bring awareness and to help you keep your skin healthy!

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When I first learned that I would be working with Shedo Lane and SwimZip during skin cancer awareness I jumped on it! Cancer is something that hits close to home so any and every way I can help, I will. I also know I am so guilty of not taking care of my skin the way I should – risking my health to get that perfect tan!

First, I wanted to take a second to share some facts and tips with you! It is so scary!

  • Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer.
  • Each year $8.1 billion is spent treating skin cancer.
  • Over the last 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than every other cancer combined.
  • In the course of a lifetime, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer.
  • Every 54 minutes someone dies from melanoma.
  • After 5 sunburns, a person’s risk of melanoma practically doubles.
  • Sadly, it is estimated that 9,730 people will die this year from melanoma.

{Facts from skincancer.org}

While those are super scary, skin cancer is a very easy thing to lower your chances of getting! Here’s some great tips I found, as well!

  • Always use sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. And don’t forget to reapply at least every two hours!
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses, if possible.
  • Limit your time in the sun, especially between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Use lip balm and lipstick with SPF.
  • Practice the shadow rule: If your shadow is shorter than you the sun ray’s are at their strongest.
  • If possible, wear clothing made with sun-protective materials. The longest the sleeves and pant legs, the better.
  • Don’t only think about this in the pool or at the beach! Think about taking care of your skin anytime you’re outside – at the park, going for a walk, a picnic, you name it!

{Information from cancer.net}

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Our shirts are from Shedo Lane

As I said, I’m so honored to be working with Shedo Lane and SwimZip to bring awareness to skin cancer. The owner has had many personal experiences with skin cancer so she wanted to create a company that would keep her family safe in the sun, hence the UPF 50+ fabric, while also being fashion forward, hence the super cute designs.

Here’s a few more pictures of the pieces Shedo Lane and SwimZip sent us! Thanks again, for keeping us safe this summer!

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**Keep your eyes peeled the next few weeks because we are partnering again to host two separate giveaways on Instagram! Yay! In the meantime, comment below for an additional 10 entries, and tell me at least one item you would be interested in buying if you win the shop credit!**

xoxo

One thought on “Take Care of Your Skin!

  1. Keri justice says:

    I would be interested in buying my toddler the pants and tshirts from ShedoLane. Love that they are UV protected.

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