Slip, slop, slap. It’s time to get sun smart!
While getting vitamin D from the sun is essential to everyday health, spending time outdoors without adequate protection can be a recipe for disaster. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are attributed to excess sun exposure and New Zealand has among the highest rates in the world. Skin cancer affects about 67,000 Kiwis every year, resulting in more than 2000 deaths. That’s why the Cancer Society encourages people to “slip, slop, slap and wrap” in summer!
If you love having a golden hue to your skin, then consider using fake tan instead of exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays or nasty sunbeds! There are plenty of natural fake tans on the market and they’re easy to apply yourself.
To learn about the ins-and-outs of getting a safe tan, check out the e-book “The Complete Guide to Sun and Sunless Tanning”.
How to detect skin cancer…
Early detection is essential to treating skin cancer successfully. Here are a few signs to watch out for:
If you’ve noticed an unusual number of men with moustaches lately, that’s because it’s Movember – the month where men grow “mos” to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and depression. Men – if you haven’t already started growing your mo it’s not too late!
Visit nz.movember.com about to find out how you can get involved.
Ladies, show your support by becoming a Mo Sista. No, that doesn’t mean you have to try and grow a mo – it simply means putting up with stubble rash and itchy tickles from your Mo Bro without complaining!
And when December 1st finally rolls around – you can encourage your darling to shave his moustache with some of our beautiful Tea Tree and Lavender Shaving Cream or Wildfields Manuka Shaving Soap.
Post a picture of you or your beau’s mo on our Facebook page and you could win a Men’s Gift Pack with tea tree and lavender cream body cleanser, shaving cream and deodorant. Runs until 30 November 2012 ...
Don’t forget to eat right!
Do yourself a favour – eat right and stay healthy with the e-book “Your Diet and Cancer”. Packed with easy-to-read information, this book will help you improve your health with cancer fighting foods and inform you on dietary carcinogens to avoid.