The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2015

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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GOLF Under Armour UA Match Play Golf Pants Light and breathable, these long golf pants have UPF 30+ sun protection and a stretch-engineered waistband for mobility and comfort. UA Coldblack Major Stripe Polo Dark colors tend to heat up in the sun, but this shirt, made with Coldblack technology, reflects the sun's infrared rays to keep you cooler. Breathable and mois- ture-wicking, the polo offers UPF 30+ protection. Men's ZnO Sun Sleeves Great for golf, tennis, gar- dening, or anytime you're outdoors and don't want your arms suntanned or burned. The stretchable, breathable fabric incor- porates zinc oxide (ZnO) sunscreen into the material for UPF 50+ protection. We advise golfers also to follow Hall-of-Famer Greg Nor- man's lead and always protect your head, face, and neck with a wide-brimmed hat (3-inch brim or wider). Wear UV-protective sunglasses as well, use broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen on all exposed areas, and try and schedule tee times in the early morning and late afternoon, when the sun is less intense. Between shots, seek shade under an umbrella, golf cart or leafy tree. SUNGLASSES Your skin isn't the only organ that needs protection from the sun. UV rays can damage the eyes, eyelids and surrounding skin, leading to conditions such as cataracts, macular degener- ation and eye and eyelid cancers. Depending on your activity, different sunglasses will fit your needs. For running and bik- ing, you'll want a lightweight pair that fits comfortably, is fog- free and impact- resistant. For golf, you want a pair that offers optimal clarity, contrast and depth perception. Lenses with dark colors like brown, dark amber and copper improve contrast. Maui Jim All of their sunglasses are made with PolarizedPlus lenses that block 100 percent of UV rays and 99.9 percent of glare, offering a crisp, high-contrast view. The lens color and mate- rial can be customized based on varying light conditions and type of outdoor activity. Nouveau Eyewear The Christie by Christie Brinkley Sunglass collection offers 100 percent UV protection, full coverage and fashionable designs for women. Coppertone Lenses by Vision-Ease Coppertone's polarized prescription lenses eliminate glare, making them ideal for driving and water and winter sports, while blocking 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays and filtering out harmful high-energy visible (HEV) light blue light. Remember, no matter how sun-protective your sport attire is, it is just one part of a com- plete sun safety program, along with seeking shade, avoiding the sun's peak hours from 10 AM to 4:00 PM, applying and reapplying sunscreen on all exposed areas, and wear- ing a wide-brimmed hat and UV-protective sunglasses. Playing a round of 18 holes requires several hours in the sun, so it's important to wear UV-protective clothing, and fortunately, golf is one sport where long sleeves and long pants are very much the norm. Several sportswear companies offer high-SPF polo shirts with cooling and sweat-wicking properties. RUNNING Coolibar Sport Polo A polo so soft and lightweight, you may forget you're wearing long sleeves. Includes UPF 50+ sun protection and a quarter-zip front zipper so that you can easily pull the shirt over your head. Maui Jim Peahi sunglasses Christie by Christie Brinkley Coppertone Lenses by Vision-Ease 58 It's time to reconsider that old white T-shirt you love to wear for running workouts: standard white T-shirts offer UPFs of only about 5 (less when wet). In general, clothing that is tightly woven (like lycra and spandex) offers more sun protection than cotton or mesh. Look for light- weight, breathable clothing made with UPFs of 30 or higher. Under Armour Women's Sunblock 50+ Long-Sleeve Shirt Lightweight and breathable, this shirt has raglan sleeves for a full range of motion while running. The UPF 50+ fabric has moisture -wicking and anti-bacterial properties.

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