As summer nears the halfway point, it’s time for a sun safety check. If you’re missing sunscreen, skipping sunscreen, or using an inferior sun protection product, the time to either replenish or purchase is now. The sun’s harmful UV rays do not discriminate, and no matter your skin type or concerns, sun protection is the #1 anti-aging product—ALL year round!

Not convinced? Consider this: the number of reported skin cancer diagnoses continues to rise. According to the American Melanoma Foundation, more than 3.5 million non-melanoma skin cancers in more than 2 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually.

Melanoma is a serious skin cancer and the most common form diagnosed in young adults 25-29 with young women at the greatest risk.

While you may think you look best with a tan, sun damage isn’t a good look for anybody. Daily sunscreen application limits bodily exposure to ultraviolet radiation—UVA and UVB rays—that can penetrate the top layer of skin and potentially create irreparable cellular damage that can lead to skin cancers.

“When shopping for sunscreen, the safest for the family are those offering broad-spectrum coverage and formulated with non-nano minerals that provide an invisible, albeit effective physical layer of skin protection,” says Kimberly Heathman, CMO, MyChelle Dermaceuticals.

Because not all sunscreens are created equal or offer the same high level of protection, consult the EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens, which grades approximately 700 sunscreens and SPF-rated moisturizers on safety and truth in advertising, before making your next purchase.

For a limited time, MyChelle is offering a sweet deal on summer essential sets—sun protection included!

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