7 Simple & Powerful Tips to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Prevention and protection are an essential part of Beautycounter’s mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. That’s why in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’re teaming up with Stand Up to Cancer, a movement to raise funds for cancer research, and Cabana Life, a leader in stylish sun protection. Right now is more critical a time than ever to raise awareness and take a multifaceted approach to skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s the most common form of cancer in the United States, and one in five Americans will develop the disease over the course of their lifetime.



How to Protect

Our collaboration with Stand Up to Cancer and Cabana Life aims to highlight why it’s so important to protect your skin and try to prevent skin cancer as much as possible. Read on for a few easy, powerful steps you can take:


Stay in the shade as much as possible, especially between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM when the sun is the strongest.


Avoid sun-tanning, and never use tanning booths.


Use Beautycounter’s Protect All Over Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. We use non-nano zinc oxide—an effective, natural, and safer mineral sunblocker.


Apply sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply throughout the day.


A typical T-shirt has an SPF rating of 15. Use additional protection or consider clothing with 50+ UV protection.


Accessorize with a broad-brimmed hat and UVA- and UVB-blocking sunglasses.


Examine your skin head to toe every month for new or changing skin growths, and consult a physician if you notice anything suspicious. To learn more about how to perform a self-examination, click here.


How to Prevent

At Beautycounter, part of our goal is to prevent exposure to harmful ingredients whenever possible, which hopefully plays a part in helping to prevent cancer in the first place. Our industry-changing Ingredient Selection Process, the most health protective of its kind, not only restricts harmful ingredients but also screens each and every one for safety. The process is a key part of our mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone, and ultimately create a safer, healthier world for all.


How to Help


When you purchase one of Cabana Life’s limited-edition rash guards, 100% of all net proceeds will benefit Stand Up to Cancer. (See CabanaLife.com for full details.) Each purchase also comes with a donated sample of Beautycounter’s Protect All Over Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and a card with simple, effective ways to help prevent skin cancer. In addition, to show our support for its work, Beautycounter has also donated $10,000 to Stand Up to Cancer’s research to help prevent skin cancer.


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