A beach might seem like an odd place to promote Skin Cancer awareness, but really, where else?  So many of the public are uneducated in the use of sunscreen, the types, the amount to put on, when to apply, when to reapply. The list just goes on and on. After seeing sunburn after sunburn, emphasis now is :


Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips.

-Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
-Do not burn.
-Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds.
-Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
-Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB)sunscreen with an -SPF of 30 or higher.
-Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
-Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
-Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
-See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

THE WORST MISTAKE WE SEE IS people who put their sunscreen on WHEN they get to the beach!  It is CRUCIAL to put the suncreen on at least 30 minutes before going into the sun. The second mistake is overexposure and too soon. The sun is something for which it is necessary to build up a tolerance. Some amateurs sit in the July sun for six hours with oil on them and get a horrid sunburn. They would have fared better if they would have worn sunscreen, limited sun exposure, got an umbrella, covered up, reapplied after water exposure, sweating and time.   The BEST type of sunscreen is ZINC OXIDE, which creates PHYSICAL BARRIER,  a layer against the sun that is very difficult to rub off easily as compared to chemical sunscreens. Not that other sunscreens don't work. We also like Zinc Oxide mixed with Coconut Oil for a great smell and additional SPF 4. .

There are three UV Rays that come from the Sun: UVC, UVB, and UVA. UVC is blocked by the Ozone but UVB and UVA are powerful enough to go through the ozone and affect your skin.

UVB Rays cause the skin to redden or burn, remember UVB=Sunburn. SPF only refers to UVB Protection. SPF 30 = 300 Minutes.

UVA Rays penetrate deep into the skin. UVA Rays are accountable for 35% of all skin cancers, most being fatal if not treated quickly, as well as causing skin aging, sun spots, and irregular moles.

In 2012 the FDA States that Sunscreens can no longer be higher than an SPF 50. The difference between an SPF 50 and a SPF 30 is less than 1% protection, blocking 96% of UVB Rays.

Pete's Boardwalk Empire Hot Showers & Changing uses Industrial Strength Sunscreen as its main brand.
Pete's Boardwalk Empire TAN DON'T BURN IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS shows why PHYSICAL BARRIER sunscreens are best in protecting against skin cancers.
PETE'S BOARDWALK EMPIRE TAN DON'T BURN IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS shows the different types and comparisons of sunscreen.

May is Melanoma Awarness Month.