As we’re nearing the end of May, summer festivals and activities are on the minds of many people. It’s the time of year when a carefree attitude can especially shine, with weekends full of fun and plenty of opportunities for lifelong memories to be made.
Of course, when you think of summer, you’re also thinking about the warmth of sunshine and tan lines. But let’s not forget about the health of our skin, either. In fact, there’s a reason why May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
It’s a word you never want to hear when it comes to your health or anyone else around you: the “C” word, cancer. But the fact of the matter is that cancer affects millions of people worldwide, and despite being one of the most preventable cancers out there, skin cancer in particular is also the most common. Here are some startling statistics regarding skin cancer:
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime
- Nearly 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every single day
- From 1982 to 2011, the rate of skin cancer cases doubled
- If detected early, the five-year survival rate of melanoma is 99%
Your skin is the largest organ that your body has, and it needs to be cared for on a regular basis. When the sun is shining the most (in the summer), this means taking extra precautions in order to stay safe.
Using sunscreen or wearing sun-protecting clothing while still enjoying your summer activities are some of the best strategies you can have this time of year. Also, don’t forget to regularly check your skin and mention any changes in moles or freckles to your doctor.
Finally, vitamins and nutrients play a major role in skin health as well. Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for your skin, along with Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Zinc, just to name a few. Therefore, it’s important that your body is receiving the proper vitamin and mineral nutrition that it needs.
Thankfully, Truehope EMPowerplus is available–a specially formulated vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement designed with your body’s health in mind. It contains 36 ingredients and provides a broad spectrum, highly absorbable range of nutrition that your body needs. Plus, it’s backed by 35 research studies, making it the most researched vitamin/mineral supplement in the world.
Also, Truehope AminoPower Advanced pairs great with EMPowerplus. Amino acids are the raw essential materials your body needs to produce cells, bones, hormones, hair, and skin. AminoPower Advanced is the perfect blend of 7 vitamins, and 23 free-form amino acids, including all essential amino acids, and is designed to be rapidly absorbed by your body. So get out there and enjoy your summer, but make sure you’re still nourishing your body and protecting it from harmful elements as well.