Warns of Dangers of Skin Cancer in Summer Months

SummerfunLOS ANGELES: Skin MD Natural (http://www.skinmdnatural.com), makers of a line of natural skin care products, warned the public that proper skin care and precautions are vital in the summer to prevent problems such as skin cancer.

Summer is a time for trips to the pool, vacations at the beach, outdoor sports and barbeques. It is also a time to practice safe summer skin care. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation cases of skin cancer have jumped approximately 300 percent since 1994 and there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and yet it is one of the most common forms diagnosed.

Amber Humphries, spokesperson for Skin MD Natural, stated “Many Americans seem to be forgetting what an important role proper summer skin care plays in their health. The number one skin care tip that can help prevent skin cancer is to properly apply sunscreen daily before going out into the sun. Australian researchers recently conducted a study showing that those who apply sunscreen every day to the head, neck, arms and hands reduced the chances of getting melanoma by half over those who only apply sunscreen occasionally.”

“Purchasing the right sun screen product to add into your skin care routine can be a difficult task. There are countless brands on the shelf offering varying types of SPF protection and other benefits. Some claim to be sweat proof making them perfect for sports players, while others falsely make claims of being water proof, giving swimmers a false sense of protection,” concluded Humphries.

In an attempt to make it easier for Americans to protect themselves and purchase the right sunscreen, the FDA is now making changes to sunscreen regulations for the first time in thirty years. Get ready to see those changes take affect on sunscreen products in 2012. The FDA is preventing skin care companies from labeling sunscreens with anything above a SPF 50 rating and consumers will see warnings appearing on sunscreens labeled with anything less than SPF 15. Companies are also being forced to drop the familiar phrases water proof and sweat proof from their labels. 21st Century Formulations the company responsible for the popular sunscreen Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 is excited to see the FDA takings steps to better regulate the sunscreen industry.

California Dermatologist Dr. Peter Helton suggests “Consumers should look for dermatology recommended ingredients – they are already pre-certified. If you look at the ingredients and they are tested by a dermatologist and have a dermatology approved rating on them, that means that the Academy of Dermatology has assessed them as being compounds that aren’t dangerous.”

To help everyone practice safe summer skin care the Academy of Dermatology recommends following the “ABCs for fun in the sun.” A is for away, stay away from the sun in the middle of the day. B is for block, use SPF 15 or higher sunscreen. C is for cover up, wear a t-shirt and a hat. S is for speak out, talk to family and friends about sun protection.

Skin MD Natural is committed to providing high quality natural skin care products and dry skin lotion for dry skin care. Their product line was developed by a team of innovative chemists, with over twenty years of experience developing personal care products for many internationally respected cosmetic companies. Skin MD Natural is formulated with a special blend of five natural plant extracts that provide skin with unbeatable moisture while being light weight and non-greasy. Skin MD Natural is also committed to protecting the environment and is proud to say Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing. Their blog, containing regular skin care tips, can be found at http://blog.skinmdnatural.com/.