GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.- May is Sun Safety Month. More than 2 million Americans develop skin cancer each year. Half the Americans who live to 65 will be diagnosed at least once with rarely fatal forms of skin cancer called basal and squamous cell carcinomas, both linked to sun exposure. Studies indicate that regular sunscreen use lowers the risk of squamous cell carcinoma. Fitness expert Chris Freytag visited Sunrise with some specific ways you can protect the health of your skin.
Don't get burned- Freytag suggests wearing clothes, find shade or make it, and always were sunglasses.
How to pick a good sunscreen- Freytag recommends no spray sunscreens. She also recommends no super-high SPF's. Also don't use sunscreens with oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate. Freytag says to stay away from sunscreen/bug repellent combos. Above all else, no tanning oils.