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Don’t Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

Don’t Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, and nearly 77,000 cases of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) are expected to be diagnosed in 2013. That’s why the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day –– this year it was on May 24, 2013.

How do Antioxidants affect the skin?

How do Antioxidants affect the skin?

When it comes to caring for your skin, antioxidants can help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Unlike sunscreens and moisturizers, antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Vitamins A, C and E and the mineral selenium are thought to be particularly helpful in skin care.