Did you know, the most common cancer in the United States is skin cancer, with 1 in 5 Americans diagnosed before the age of 70 and more than 5 million cases reported yearly? A shocking number, especially considering the fact that skin cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. About 85% of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and 90% of nonmelanoma cancers are linked to the exposure of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
So, how can you decrease your risk of contracting skin cancer by almost 50 percent? One simple step: sunscreen.
According to the CDC, just 15 minutes of sun exposure can damage unprotected skin. But, through the regular, daily application of a chemical or physical sunscreen your overall exposure to UV rays is reduced, lowering your risk of skin cancer and visible signs of photoaging like wrinkles, leathery texture, and dark spots.
Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin has never been easier with varying options at your disposal—everything from tinted or un-tinted selections, matte or dewy finishes and a breadth of water-resistant sunscreens. If one sunscreen doesn't work for you, don’t give up and keep looking for the one that best suits your needs. The best sunscreen is the one that you'll be happy wearing every day.
At ZO® Skin Health, our selection of sun protection products has two things in common:
- ZO® Triple-Spectrum Protection® to provide the skin with broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA, UVB and I-RA rays, as well as high-energy visible (HEV) light, also knows as blue light.
- Antioxidant protection through a time-release ZOX12® complex to help neutralize free radical damage and prevent the future signs of premature aging.
Whatever your skin cancer risk factors, photosensitivity or skin condition, ZO's scientifically superior sunscreens offer the most comprehensive range of sun protection available for all skin types. Makeup lovers will enjoy Sunscreen + Primer's skin smoothing properties, as sensitive skin types find relief with Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen’s soothing and hydrating formulation.
If you enjoy a healthy, bronzed glow, Smart Tone delivers with customizable color beads, but if perspiration resistance is what you're after, Daily Sheer retains protection for up to 80 minutes of water exposure. Finally, the key to all-day sun protection is re-application every two hours, which is made that much simpler with Sunscreen + Powder—pop it into your bag or car's glove compartment for on-the-go sun protection.