With all the negative news on the Internet and mainstream media today, I figured it was a great idea to kick the week off on a positive note. While getting skin cancer is a terrible thing, when people come together to practice good prevention, it’s a great thing.
As you know based on some articles we’ve previously published, the sun can really hurt your skin. If you’re a weekend skier, then chances are you’ve put yourself at risk before. Many dermatologists say that people who spend a significant amount of time on the ski slopes throughout the winter are at great risk of developing skin cancer. Aside from the people within the community and on vacation, there are others that are at even greater risk. That’s right, I’m talking about the ski patrol and employees working outdoors on the mountain.
Areas where people ski, especially those with greater elevation than others, give off a significant amount of UV exposure. If you’re hitting the slopes, then you need to hit the sunscreen bottle first. Those that work on the slopes are putting themselves at risk on a daily basis, so it’s important that they actively check their skin.
Two resorts in Park City are doing something that many other resorts aren’t. They’re testing employees skin to see just how damaged it really is. Employees at both Snowbird and Deer Valley resorts are being offered free skin cancer screenings. According to Fox News, this has been taking place for the past six years and they’ve screened hundreds of employees as a result.
What’s scary about these screenings is that about 10% of the people that get checked out actually need to continue to look into their potential skin issues.
Don’t be surprised if you see more ski resorts jumping on board here with the same type of screenings. I’m not alone when I say just how important it is to take precaution and actively protect your skin from UV rays. If you think you’re invincible, then you’re absolutely wrong. Take action or deal with it later. Kudos to Park City resorts taking action here to do what they are for their employees.
For those still not convinced why you should take precautions, I encourage you to read a few of the articles that have been published on Skincare.net. You’ll soon realize that we’ve mentioned the important of this type of protection on a number of occasions. In fact, I can think of over a dozen articles where we’ve made reference to the sun and how dangerous is can be.
Oh, I almost forgot, if you haven’t heard of drinkable sunscreen, then you need to read this article right here! It’s the latest and greatest in terms of protecting your skin from UVA and UVB exposure.