May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With the arrival of spring, almost everyone wants to head outside for fun. However, most people do not protect themselves from the sun and thus get skin cancer. The bad news is that 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. The good news is that skin cancer prevention is easy. Here are tips from the Skin Cancer foundation.

Cover Up Before Going Out

Wear wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves in light fabrics when spending long times in the sun. If it’s impractical to wear long sleeves, then use sunscreen. Remember to use 2 tablespoons of sunscreen to help protect your entire body.

Check Your Skin Every Month

Take a few minutes every month to check your skin for strange colorations, new moles or red patches that will not go away. Remember to check in between fingers and toes, behind the ears and under your armpits. Women should lift their breasts to see under them for any strange lumps or bumps.

You can help to prevent skin cancer but you can’t protect yourself from everything. If you live in California and want to know how insurance can help protect you and your family, please contact Bernardini & Donovan Insurance Services located in Redlands.