Skin Cancer Awareness Month - Promoting Skin Safety


As the sun's rays become stronger with the arrival of spring and summer, we at Fake Bake are committed to raising awareness about skin cancer and prioritize skin safety. May marks Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial time to educate and empower individuals to protect their skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Read more about skin safety and check out limited time savings on our new Love Your Skin Favorites Trio kit with free shipping.

Types Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide, but it's also one of the most preventable. There are three primary types of skin cancer:

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): This type is the most common and least dangerous form of skin cancer. It typically appears as a small, shiny bump or a red patch.
  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. It often looks like a scaly red patch, a sore that heals and reopens, or a wart-like growth.
  3. Melanoma: Although less common than BCC and SCC, melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It can develop from an existing mole or appear as a new, unusual-looking spot.

Promoting Skin Safety

During Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it's crucial to emphasize the following skin safety practices:

  1. Apply (More) Sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours or more frequently if swimming or sweating.
  2. Seek The Shade: Limit direct exposure to the sun, especially during peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  3. Wear Protective Clothing: Opt for clothing that covers your skin, including wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  4. Avoid Tanning Beds: UV radiation from tanning beds can significantly increase the risk of skin cancer. Embrace your natural skin tone and avoid artificial tanning methods.
  5. Perform Regular Skin Checks: Conduct self-examinations of your skin to monitor for any changes in moles, freckles, or other spots. Consult a dermatologist if you notice any abnormalities.
  6. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration can help maintain the health and resilience of your skin, reducing the risk of sun damage.

The Best Tan Is A Sunless Tan

Self-tanning is the safe alternative to sun and indoor tanning. Our products contain an ingredient that reacts with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin. This reaction forms melanoidins. These aren’t melanin, and the fake tanner isn’t damaging the DNA in your skin. The color you get from fake tanners is safe and makes your skin glow. Your skin will still be bronzed and beautiful, but there will be no damage to your DNA from UV rays. Using fake tanning products will also help you fight premature aging. Your skin will be tan and tight, and that will make you look and feel good. Right now, you can love your skin and look your best with our Fake Bake Favorites Trio bundle, on sale for a limited time with free shipping.

Join our effort to spread awareness about skin cancer by sharing information with your family, friends, and community. Consider supporting, or even organizing, educational events, distributing pamphlets, or leveraging social media platforms to reach a wider audience. By promoting skin safety practices and encouraging regular skin screenings, we can work together to reduce the incidence of skin cancer and protect the health of future generations.

Remember, skin safety is a year-round commitment, but dedicating attention to it during Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month reinforces the importance of prevention and early detection. Together, let's shine a light on skin cancer awareness and empower individuals to take proactive steps to safeguard their skin health.

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