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“Go Get Checked!” Actress Ariana Madix On Why Early Detection Matters

“Go Get Checked!” Actress Ariana Madix On Why Early Detection Matters Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:24 AM PDT After a scary experience with melanoma, actress and author, Ariana Madix is using her platform to make a change. She wants you to know that getting a skin exam could save your life — just like it may have saved hers. The post “Go Get Checked!” Actress Ariana Madix On Why Early Detection Matters appeared first on The Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Say What?!

Did you know that one in five Americans will have skin cancer during the course of a lifetime? It’s OK if you didn’t — this statistic isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Asking anyone at The Skin Cancer Foundation, however, would be akin to asking if they knew their own phone number. Even those of us who have been with the Foundation for only a few months are now intimately acquainted with facts about skin cancer, and many of us have found ourselves blurting out statistics to unsuspecting friends and family.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPF AND UPF?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPF AND UPF? Did you know that there’s a difference between SPF and UPF? Both have something to do with keeping your skin protected from the sun but mean very different things. Sunlight includes rays of invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation; overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunburn, accelerated skin aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen and clothing offer your main forms of UV protection but are rated two different ways with SPF and UPF. UPF is the standard used to measure the effectiveness of sun protective fabrics. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun’s UV radiation penetrates a fabric and reaches the skin. UPF is associated with fabric and you will see a UPF rating...

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