Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Protect Your Skin, Protect Your Health

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Protect Your Skin, Protect Your Health

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial time to spread awareness about the most common cancer. At Chappelle Pharmacy, we are committed to helping our community stay informed about the risks of skin cancer and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or skin type. However, with early detection and preventive measures, the risk can be significantly reduced.

One of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses, and seek shade during peak sun hours. Regularly check your skin for any new or changing moles or spots, and consult a healthcare professional if you notice anything suspicious. At Chappelle Pharmacy, we offer a range of sun protection products and are here to provide guidance and support for all your skin health needs. Together, let’s raise awareness and take proactive steps to prevent skin cancer