Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? You may have seen it on our social media or in our salons. It is a cause Air-Tan is very passionate about! We have seen many, many clients come to Air-Tan because they’ve had skin cancer, or have had precancerous spots removed and need to change how they care for their skin. It is unreal to hear all the stories of clients, both young and old, who have been through this scary ordeal.
It is also scary to hear how prevalent skin cancer is! According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. When I first read those statistics, I was shocked! This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to protect your skin and get skin checks regularly. If you don’t catch skin cancer early, it can become much more deadly. If you aren’t aware, melanoma causes the vast majority of skin cancer deaths, AND it is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old.
One thing I’ve learned while working at Air-Tan is that it doesn’t matter if you lived in a tanning bed, or just got 1-2 burns in your life, skin cancer can effect anyone. Be smart, and protect yourself from UV rays, both indoor and outdoor. People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent.
If you are looking for tips on how to protect your skin, I encourage you to check out the vast array of resources on the SkinCancer.org website.
Air-Tan is dedicated to providing a healthy, safe alternative to UV rays, while still giving you that glow you desire. To book your appointment, you can call one of our salons, or we now offer online booking! Click here or download the MindBody app and search for Air-Tan.