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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29 dress-up your dress navy not white 1. Merino wool in summer? Why not? An ultra-light merino wool cardigan is soft to the touch, breathable, moisture-wicking and offers a UPF of at least 50. Wool, canvas, denim, and twill offer more protection than refined cot- tons. Breezy, tightly woven, dark drawstring pants protect the legs better than shorts. Don't forget sunscreen on your neck and décolleté. 2. A hat with a brim of three inches or greater will help protect your eyes, scalp, face and neck, while shading you from the sun's glare . 3. The more skin you cover the better. A tailored denim jacket adds a hint of fun to a flowered sundress, while protecting your arms, shoulders and back. 4. Layer a crisp, striped button-down with a lightweight cardigan. The blue hues evoke summertime at the sea. Remember to cover your neck with a lightweight scarf or sun- screen. 5. A navy blazer paired with a polyes- ter, metallic midi-skirt is a polished summer look. Synthetic and semi-synthetic fibers (such as polyester and rayon) offer the greatest sun protection, while refined and bleached cottons or crepe offer the least. Glossy fabrics, such as satin, deflect more UV rays away from the skin than do matte fabrics like linen. 6. A mid-weight navy cotton crew with a scoop neck paired with billowy navy linen pants will keep you cool and sun-safe. Remember to protect your neck with sunscreen and add a hat when you head out on those summer errands. 3 4 5

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