M is for May and Melanoma

skin cancer month

May is Melanoma awareness month.

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States?  It is caused by Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, tanning booths or sunlamps and the most dangerous kind of skin cancer is melanoma.  According to Melanoma Reasearch Alliance , the people at highest risk for melanoma are those with Fair skin, red or blonde hair, light eyes, more than 50 moles, history of sunburn or UV exposure and those with a family history of skin cancer.

Ummm. Fair skin, check. Red hair, check. Light eyes, check. More than 50 moles, check and family history of skin cancer, check.  Eeek,  I hit every high risk criteria!

Both my sisters, mother and I have all had skin cancers removed as well as half a dozen of my close friends.  So needless to say I have become a “protect your skin” drill Sergeant.

The good news about skin cancer is that it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.  This is why it is super important to get a yearly skin exam or as my family calls it “the annual mole patrol” and always, always wear sunscreen.

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Right now I am OBSESSED with Omorovicza’s UV Mineral Shield SPF 30 and it’s fresh citrus scent.

This ultra hydrating Mineral UV Shield provides SPF30 protection from UVA/B rays while Vitamin C defends against photo-induced ageing and prevents sun spots. Designed primarily for the face (but can be used on body) the light-reflecting minerals in the formula actually blur imperfections and give a matte finish.

“The SPF agents are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which aren’t synthetic so they cause fewer breakouts. It’s also free of silicones, which are comedogenic and prevents your skin from breathing while also blocking pores. The lack of silicone in the formula means your skin is able to breathe, your pores remain clear and your skin is still protected from the sun. Zinc reinforces the effect of zinc in water to heal your skin while providing an anti-inflammatory, soothing effect.”

This is the only sunscreen that I have found that is FLAWLESS under makeup.  It actually hydrates your skin while protecting it through Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference- a delivery system which enables the optimal absorption of minerals from the healing waters of Budapest by the deeper layers of the epidermis giving you firmer, suppler and younger looking skin! It leaves none of that greasy residue you typically get from sunscreens so that makeup applies so perfectly over it that no one will even be able to tell you are wearing sunscreen.

I am so amazed at the application that I had to show you.  I applied the sunscreen then rubbed it in and blotted with a blotting tissue.


Look!  No residue!  I don’t even think my moisturizer applies that well! Amazing!  A must-have for summer!

Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30 is available at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com

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