May 24, 2019

It’s National Sunscreen Day! The unofficial start to summer - so get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun this weekend and stay protected!

In support of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we felt a strong urge to educate the public on simple preventive measures. By using our safe mineral sunscreen and checking any moles regularly with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s  Early Detection Kit, you can dramatically reduce your danger of skin cancer and could even help save your life!

Why You Need To Check Yourself for Skin Cancer*

  • 5 sunburns in your life DOUBLES your risk of skin cancer,
  • 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer
  • Survival rate for Melanoma when caught early is 83%, and only 18% if not caught early
  • Knowing what symptoms and signs to look out for as early detection of skin cancercan help save your life!

Watch out for UVA/UVB Rays -  Did you know?*

  • UVA Rays cause Aging while the UVB Rays are what cause skin to Burn
  • Both UVA and UVB rays have been classified as ‘human carcinogens’ by the U.S. Department of Public Health and Services.  
  • It was also recently discovered that more than 90% of skin cancer is caused by ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun and sun beds.  
  • A lot of sunscreens on the market have harmful chemicals that either only protect against one type of UV ray, and some only offer 30 minutes of protection.

*source: Skin Cancer Foundation

We’ve been committed to creating the best and safest sunscreen for 6 years now, which led us to the products we currently offer and the educational approach we passionately promote. Our founding principal at TropicSport is simple: we are committed to your health as well as the health of the environment. We not only want to educate consumers on the dangers and harmful effects of the sun and using the wrong type of sunscreen, but more importantly also provide the solution -  a mineral based sunscreen that really works and is safe for you and the environment.

The Solution? It's all in our TropicSport Protection Kit!

Asymmetry- Draw a line down the middle of the mole and if the two halves aren’t symmetrical, consult a doctor.

Border irregularity

Color variations- Consult a doctor if your mole has two or more colors such as red, brown, blue, black, gray, or white

Diameter 6mm or greater (1/4 inch)- measure your mole from end to end and ifit exceeds 6mm, you should consult a doctor.

Evolution or change- Place a ruler next to your mole and take a picture everymonth.  If it has changed in size, color, or shape, you should consult adoctor.

 


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