SAY IT AGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK
Skin cancer remains the #1 most common cancer in the United States.
According the the Melanoma Research Foundation, over 160,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma in 2017. This number is largely due to the fact that someone who’s had more than 5 sunburns in his or her lifetime is twice as likely to develop skin cancer.
So let’s talk about prevention: if a history of sunburns increases the risk of developing skin cancer, we should just be able to decrease the risk by wearing more sunscreen, makes sense right? Well duhhhh, but we want to go further because melanoma is not just skin cancer - it can develop anywhere on the body, including eyes, scalp, nails, feet, mouth, etc.
That’s why we want to talk about the places that we forget to put on sunscreen, because those problematic sunburn areas are not going to get in our way. Our advice for applying sunscreen is simple - put it all over your body when you’re fresh out of the shower. Sunburns are so much more preventable if sunscreen is applied like a moisturizer.
Don’t treat your body like a guessing game.
Rub White Girl all over your bod, and pay extra attention to these pesky problem areas.