Skin cancer is on the rise. Consider the following stats from The Skin Cancer Foundation:
- Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people.
- Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
- Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
May is skin cancer awareness month, the first Monday in May is Melanoma Monday® and May 26 is “Don’t Fry Day” or National Sunscreen Day.
The best way to avoid sun damage is to stay out of the sun, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m., keep skin covered with light colored clothing and wear a hat. For many people, completely staying out of the sun is virtually impossible. Sunscreen is a must for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors for work or recreation.
Some believe sunscreen has too many chemicals and should be skipped altogether but dermatologists disagree. While it’s better to avoid spray sunscreens that can possibly be inhaled, Dr. Henry W. Lim, chairman of the Dermatology Department at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit says there isn’t much data showing that applying chemical sunscreens to your skin can lead to health problems.
For medical professionals and other organizations looking to promote skin cancer awareness during the month of May giveaways such as personalized sunscreens and lip balms with SPF are the perfect promotional products items. They’re also great giveaways at any outdoor function or event during the warm summer months. Eco Promotional Products’ sunscreens and lip balms all offer full color imprinting making your brand and message shine. Eco Promotional Products’ promotional sunscreens are all made in the USA in FDA registered facilities and are PABA Free.
Lips often go unprotected from sun damage. Lips have almost no melanin which naturally protects your skin, so it’s important that people use products to protect them. Eco Promotional Products offers lip balms in both SPF15 and 30 with a nourishing formula that offers a soothing blend of high quality natural ingredients together UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum sunscreen protection. Eco friendly promotional lip balms are made from an all natural beeswax and premium organic sunflower base, organic extra virgin olive and organic hemp seed oils. This lip balm will heal and keep lips moisturized. Not only are lip balms made from eco-friendly ingredients, the containers are recyclable and made with a minimum of 30% postindustrial plastic! Recipients will appreciate receiving lip balms that will be used time and time again, reminding users of your message every time they apply.
Visit the Health and Beauty section at Eco Promotional Products to see the sun care promotional products available.