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May: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 11 May 2018

Cancer. The universally dreaded word no one wants to hear. This month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and here at Bellaochio we want to provide you with information, statistics, and our top picks for preventing the deadly disease in style.

According to SkinCancer.org, skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

You may be wondering, what are ultraviolet rays? According to Cancer.org, there are 3 types of UV rays.

  • UVA rays age skin cells and can damage their DNA. These rays are linked to long-term skin damage such as wrinkles, but they are also thought to play a role in some skin cancers. Most tanning beds give off large amounts of UVA, which has been found to increase skin cancer risk.
  • UVB rays have slightly more energy than UVA rays. They can damage skin cells’ DNA directly, and are the main rays that cause sunburns. They are also thought to cause most skin cancers.
  • UVC rays have more energy than the other types of UV rays, but they don’t get through our atmosphere and are not in sunlight. They are not normally a cause of skin cancer.

Did you know?: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined.

 BUT — it's also the most preventable cancer. How? Read on.

Did you know?: You can experience the negative effects of the sun even on a cloudy day. In fact, depending on the type of cloud, the potential sun damage can be even worse.

Our Top Sunglasses Picks
Fight the sun's damaging rays in style with our UV-blocking top picks from Lacoste, Carrera, and Porsche. SALE ALERT: Shop by 5/13 and get 20% off with our Mother's Day code MOTHER20
Delicately handcrafted to deliver unrivaled quality and execution, Lacoste sunglasses are a designer must-have. Undeniably chic, this statement style will see you effortlessly from day-to-night; a must-have for scorching-hot vacation glamour.
Demonstrating Lacoste Sportswear's sophistication and attention to detail, this eyewear collection is the perfect example on how to embody classic with athletic contemporary style. Sleek, telescopic temples extend to form around the head and clasp with a magnetic closure at end pieces for ultimate durability.
The icon of the car racing world, Carrera sunglasses have an athletic and hip look that are ideal for an active lifestyle and any outdoor activity. Casual in their design, Carreras go best with jeans and a T-shirt and are a timeless and sophisticated accessory that brings edge to its wearer.
Carrera sunglasses have a powerful and hip vibe and are ideal for an active lifestyle. With their casual design, Carreras can be used for a plethora of occasions and can be teamed up with almost anything. These particular frames combine styles making it a sophisticated accessory perfect for the edgy wearer who wants to dress them up and look fancy.
Porsche is truly unique with its careful engineering, not just perfect design. Each item is reduced to its essential function with a luxurious approach on functionality rather than decoration. Only the most advanced materials of the highest quality are selected for the making of Porsche sunglasses and this sporty piece is no exception.
Functional meets trendy with these rose gold aviators from Porsche. As mentioned, Porsche pieces are made with the highest quality of materials and have a focus on functionality over decoration. Whether you dress them up or dres them down, you'll be sure to beat the heat in style with these shades in the season's trendiest color.
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