If you are a part of the Gen X or millennial generations like me, then it is likely that you remember the days when worshiping the sun and being as tan as possible was all the rage. But gone are the days of slathering your skin with tanning lotion, baby oil or good ole cooking spray (yikes). With a new generation being ushered in, so is the new sensation of protecting your skin and practicing sun safety—with good reason.
Melanoma is the most common cancer worldwide and at least 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Many dermatologists and younger adults, who are self-proclaiming themselves as the “no sun club,” are taking to social media platforms to educate the masses on how to properly care for your skin to guard against the sun’s harmful effects.
Read the full article at Apex Benefits to find out about the UV index, and how to better protect yourself from the sun.