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  • Ask the Expert: Does a High SPF Protect My Skin Better?

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    Q. Does a sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) protect skin better than one with a lower SPF? How high should I go?

    A. I wish I had a short, simple answer to this question, but it is a … more

  • Sunscreen

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    Are you confused by all the sunscreen options and ingredients? From information about water resistant sunscreens to SPF 50 to broad spectrum protection, The Skin Cancer Foundation has you covered. … more

  • Melanoma Prevention Guidelines

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    Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. … more

  • The Impact of the FDA Final Regulations on Sunscreen

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    Although science and technology have advanced over the past several years to dramatically improve the safety and efficacy of sunscreens, there has long been a need to update the governmental … more

  • Prevention Guidelines

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    Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone … more

  • Prevention

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    Prevention Guidelines

    Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete … more

  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma - Prevention Guidelines

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    Reduced immune functioning is a major contributor to the development of Merkel cell carcinoma, so as is always the case, it’s important to adopt a healthy lifestyle and keep your immune system … more

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention Guidelines

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    While BCCs and other skin cancers are almost always curable when detected and treated early, it is best to prevent them in the first place. Make these sun safety habits part of your … more

  • Recurrence, Prevention and Early Detection

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    Anyone who has had one squamous cell carcinoma has an increased chance of developing another, especially in the same skin area or nearby. That is usually because the skin has already suffered … more

  • Sun Protection and Makeup

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    The sun is responsible for many signs of aging, and protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn't mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day — … more

  • Men Fall Short in Skin Cancer Knowledge and Prevention

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    How They Are Paying the Price

    Just 51 percent of men in the U.S. reported using sunscreen in the previous 12 months and an alarming 70 percent did not know the warning signs of skin cancer, … more

  • Volleyball Sun Safety

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    The Association of Volleyball Professionals shares The Skin Cancer Foundation’s commitment to increasing awareness about how to prevent skin cancer and save lives. The AVP has developed the video … more

  • Sunscreens Explained

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    The sunscreen aisle of a drugstore offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? We show you how to find the sunscreen that best fits your lifestyle.

    What Are Sunscreens?

    Sunscreens … more

  • Sunscreen Testing

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    You may be surprised at the rigorous trials sunscreens go through to prove they work as promised — especially to earn The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

    Before sunscreens … more

  • Sun Protection Tips for Tropical Getaways

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    Travelers should be advised—melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been linked most frequently to intense sun exposure, the kind often experienced during sunny beach and tropical … more