In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we launched our #LiveBright campaign to share sun safety tips, positivity and, of course, our original prints. We are collaborating with leaders in the sun safe community throughout May to bring further awareness to skin cancer beyond sun protective clothing & swimwear.
Cabana Life is passionate about sun protection & skincare. To give you the best information, we reached out to experts in the field, our favorite dermatologists!
Read on to see our dermatologists rocking their Cabana Life and get their insight on all things skin & sun safety.
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I spent my childhood tanning. How can I improve & protect my skin now?
"It's never too late to start protecting your skin! While the damage from your childhood cannot be reversed, protecting your skin going forward will help to slow the damage process and also give your skin time to repair. Wear sunscreen on your face daily even in the winter and protect your body with sunscreen or sun protective clothing. Seek shade whenever possible and do not lay out to tan."
See her complete Q&A here!
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What is something you think everyone should know about botox, or other cosmetic procedures?
"You can have botox and other cosmetic procedures and still look very natural. I always say, we all want to age gracefully and naturally but that requires time and commitment to protecting your skin's health from the sun, maintaining a great skin care routine, and investing in cosmetic procedures to reverse the signs of aging."
Learn more from Dr. Feetham's Q&A here.
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What do you do to protect your skin from the sun?
"Being a dermatologist, I often joke that I’m a vampire. But when you treat skin cancer all day, you know the sun’s harmful rays are no joke!
I wear sunscreen on my face every day and I reapply with a powder sunscreen before getting in the car or going outside. When I’m outside for long periods of time, I step it up even more. I try to plan my activities when the sun’s rays are less intense (before 10AM, or after 4PM). I stay in the shade when I can and I always wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and UPF clothing.
Remember, vampires don't just have milky white skin and avoid the sun, they don't age either!"
Find Dr. Zeitany's full interview here.
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Doesn't sunscreen work better than covering up with hats, umbrellas, sun-protective clothing, etc?
Sun protection is really a multi-layered approach, beginning with avoiding direct exposure during peak hours. When enjoying the outdoors, it’s best to stay in the shade or under an umbrella if possible (though the amount of protection depends on the fabric of your umbrella). Next is sun protective clothing with UV protective fabrics, broad brimmed hats, and sunglasses. Sunscreen should be applied to any exposed areas of skin -- face, neck, ears, and the backs of your hands. Women especially should take care to cover their legs -- this is a much more common site for women to get skin cancer than for men due to increased sun exposure.
Read her full blog to see the Sun Protection Myths Dr. Greenberg debunks!
We appreciate all our brilliant & beautiful dermatologists out there for putting our skin health first. We hope these tips remind you to stay sun-safe, and love the skin you're in!
To see more from our #LiveBright campaign find each Dermatologist's full Q&A below:
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If you want to dress like a derm and add sun protection to your wardrobe, check out Cabana Life's new arrivals for all things sun safe & stylish.