*This is a sponsored giveaway. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
-Risk of melanoma DOUBLES with 5 Sunburns*
-1 in 5 Americans will have skin cancer within their lifetime*
-By 2015, 1 in 50 Americans will develop menaloma within their lifetime*
-In the US, someone dies every hour from melanoma*
-skin cancer is 90% prventable (90% attributed to enviornmental factors)**
-skin cancer attributes to 3% of pediatric oncologies**
*From American Academy of Dermatology (http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/conditions/skin-cancer)
**From Skin Cancer Foundation (http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts)
Currently in the US, 1 in 5 children will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. But fortunately, 90% of skin cancer is preventable. We have the power to drastically reduce that statistic. That’s where products like Sunscreen Bands come in. Sunscreen Bands are produced by JADS International, a family-owned Maryland business.
Sunscreen Bands use a patented color-changing technology, which monitors both UVA and UVB exposure, to remind you when it’s time to reapply sunscreen, or when you’ve had enough fun in the sun for one day!
It’s simple really.
First, you activate the band by exposing it to sunlight for about 10 seconds, until it reaches a deep purple. Then, sunscreen is applied to your skin AND TO THE BAND. This ensures for the most accurate monitoring according to your sunscreen’s SPF level.
Slowly but surely, the band color will fade, which means that it’s time to put on some more sunscreen to stay sun-safe.
But if the band reaches a crème color, it means you’ve reached your maximum recommended daily UV exposure for the day, and it’s time to cover up or seek shade.
And the great thing about Sunscreen Bands is that they’re completely waterproof, which means even if you take a dive in the pool, or go swimming in the ocean, you can be sure that Sunscreen Bands are still working to keep you sun-safe!
Sunscreen Bands are now available nationwide at major retailers such as CVS, Walmart, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, and Amazon.com.
They are endorsed by Parent Tested Parent Approved, the National Parenting Center and The Personal Care Products Counsel.
But more importantly, Sunscreen Bands aren’t just another product on the market.
They are part of a mission to:
-Educate about skin cancer detection and prevention
-Advocate for sun-safe practices
-Raise money and awareness for melanoma and skin cancer research
That’s why Sunscreen Bands has developed strategic partnerships such as The Shade Foundation, which educates elementary students about sun safety, and the Melanoma Research Alliance, where 100% of funds go directly towards research of melanoma. Sunscreen Bands also sponsors free skin cancer screenings, races and other fundraisers to spread the word!
Sunscreen Bands are a simple, yet incredibly effective way to ensure that everyone can stay sun smart while having fun in the sun all year round!
A little more about UV rays:
Broad Spectrum Sunscreens-protect against UVA & UVB rays. Majority of previous sunscreens only protected against UVB, which causes burns, and not UVA, which penetrates deeper and causes skin aging.
UVB rays are absorbed by the top layer of the skin (called the Dermis) and causes sunburn.
UVA rays penetrate deeper and can cause skin aging and wrinkles.
UVA= Aging (wrinkles)
Be sure to check out Sunscreen Bands today for your protection in the sun!
Giveaway: One winner will receive Sunscreen Bands. For this giveaway, simply leave me a comment and tell me what you like best about Sunscreen Bands. This giveaway ends 7/22. Please leave valid email address in the case you are the winner. Winner chosen by random.org and has 24 hours to respond.