Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rain Rain, Go Away

5 days of rain is ENOUGH! STOP!! My beloved "New England" is flooding and that is where my Mom, Dad, Youngest Sister, Grapndparents and various Aun't, Uncles and Cousins currently are!


These are the times that I hate being far away. Thank goodness that my Dad has his own canoe!
Your Melanoma Tidbit for today is: COVER UP!

Proper sun protection is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves from skin cancer. Up to 90% of all skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

While skin cancers are almost always curable when detected and treated early, the surest line of defense is to prevent them in the first place so Cover Up!

- Cover up with clothing. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Tightly woven fabrics and dark colors, such as deep blue and black or bright colors such as orange and red offer the best protection. Change than to then if you can see light through fabrics, then the material is not protecting against harmful UV rays. Water also reduces fabrics ability to protect against UV

- Wear a broad-brimmed hat, which protects head, face, ears and neck. A 3-4 inch brim that extends around the hat is best. If opting for a baseball cap or visor, be sure to use sunscreen as the lower face, neck and ears are left exposed.

- Wear UV-blocking sunglasses that wraparound or have large frames. Eyelids and the sensitive skin around your eyes are common sites for skin cancer and sun-induced aging. The use of sunglasses also helps reduce the risk of cataracts later in life.

Some great places to get some "sun-safe" gear....

Sun Emporiuman Aussie company that has great gear! I have a "bathing suit/rashguard" from these guys that I love (that is a little small right now .. bought it last season)

Sun Protection Shop an Aussie Company that delivers FREE worldwide!
Alex & Me.Com
Sun Clothing Ect.
Skin Savers I have some of their tops and so far they work well for workouts! It's the bright purple one that you see in profile picture!
Solar Eclipse
Sun Solutions
Sun Precautions


KLN said...

The SUN came out today in New England, and we are thankful! more showers later, but seeing those sunny skies was just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I would go straight to www.AlexandMe.com They have been around since UV Clothing and UV Swimwear were first thought about. Moreover, I have had some bad customer experiences when shopping online but NEVER when I have bought anything from Alex & Me Co.