The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., but there are other complications from overexposure to the sun as well. These include eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles and leathery skin.
Summer is here—and it’s HOT—so the key is protection. This is a great time to remind you about Murad’s “5 S’s of Sun Sense.”
- Slip on clothing to keep your body protected.
- Slop on sunscreen to all exposed areas of the body.
- Slap on a hat to keep your scalp, neck and top of your head protected.
- Seek the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest.
- Slide on protective eyewear to keep your eyes sun-safe.
Something else we’re doing here at Murad to raise awareness about sun protection is our Shade America™ campaign. We’ve teamed up with the American Academy of Dermatology to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America.
By providing shade and sun-safety education programs, #ShadeAmerica will help protect a new sun-smart generation from sun damage and skin cancer. Through sales of our Sun Safety Set, Murad will donate $125,000 to the American Academy of Dermatology to build the shade structures.
Our protect-and-correct Sun Safety Set pairs our bestselling Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 with our top sun-damage and radiance-restoration treatment, Advanced Active Radiance® Serum, in a full-size cosmetic bag featuring an original painting by Dr. Murad reproduced on fabric and printed on the inside.
The 3-piece set is $68 (a $105 value).
Two other products we want to tell you about to keep you safe from sun damage this summer are our Age-Proof Suncare products:
– Water Resistant Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
– Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
And one last bright idea: our Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum fades sun spots to restore bright, smooth skin and helps prevent environmental damage.
Hydrate, protect, and prevent aging skin as part of an Inclusive Health® lifestyle all year round, so you can have healthy, glowing skin that’s #BetterEveryDay.