Melanoma Awareness Month, sunscreen giveaway, Krauss Dermatology

Sunscreen Giveaway for Melanoma Awareness Month

In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Krauss Dermatology is giving away sunscreen and hair ties. Win a box of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch samples and these beautiful hair ties handmade by Capability:Mom.

A few facts about melanoma:

  • One-in-50 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma.
  • Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide.
  • The incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group, soaring by 50 percent in young women since 1980.
  • Melanoma primarily affects individuals in the prime years of life, is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
  • Although melanoma is most common in Caucasians, melanoma can strike men and women of all ages, all races and all skin types. The mean age for diagnosis of melanoma is 50, while for many other cancers it is 65-70 years old.

The best way to prevent melanoma:

  • Wear sunscreen when going outside. It’s important to make sunscreen a daily habit 365 days of the year. UV radiation can still damage skin even in the winter and on cloudy days.
  • If you have fair skin, red or blonde hair and light eyes, a history of sunburn or UV exposure, or a family history of melanoma, you could be at higher risk for skin cancer. Talk to your dermatologist or health care provider about the benefits of regular skin examinations.
  • Indoor tanning has been shown to increase the risk of melanoma by up to 75%. Melanoma is the number one new cancer diagnosed in young adults (ages 25-29), and scientists attribute this trend to the use of tanning beds among this age group, particularly young women. Protect yourself by avoiding tanning beds.

Can technology help? Krauss Dermatology says Yes!

UMSkinCheck” is an excellent free app, developed by the University of Michigan that we often recommend to our patients at Krauss Dermatology.   It helps patients to monitor their moles and other skin lesions, set reminders for monthly self-skin exams, and take photographs of  lesions to track any possible changes.  It helps educate people on the most effective sunscreen use and sun-protective behaviors, instructs patients in specific lesion

Melanoma Awareness Month, sunscreen giveaway, Krauss Dermatology


Melanoma Awareness Month, sunscreen giveaway, Krauss Dermatology

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18 Responses to “Sunscreen Giveaway for Melanoma Awareness Month”
  1. Will be checking out that app!

    Ellen

  2. Seth says:

    Neutrogena is the only sunscreen I use for my sensitive skin. Love it.

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Seth,
      Thanks for entering! Neutrogena is one of the few sunscreens that works for me too and doesn’t make my skin break out.

  3. Karen says:

    I love Hawaiin Tropic because it smells great!
    Thanks,
    Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks so much for entering. I have such great memories of summer by certain sunscreen’s scent!

  4. Ann says:

    neutrogena is my fave!

  5. Julie Rod. says:

    My all time favorite is the Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray, SPF 85+ but I love any Neutrogena sunscreen 🙂

  6. Julie says:

    Neutrogena ultra sheer of course!

  7. Donna says:

    Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

  8. Marie says:

    I love Hawaiian Tropics Shimmer sunscreen

  9. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    I love Skin Authority sunscreen!

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