The details sound like they might belong in a science fiction movie - ultraviolet radiation, phototrauma, nodular melanoma - but they all have to do with getting too much sun, and that's serious business. Dermatologists report that as much as 90 percent of premature aging is caused by sun damage. Even scarier is the fact that cases of skin cancer related to sun exposure have reached epidemic levels in the United States.
But that doesn't mean you have to spend your days locked in a closet. Outdoor fun is all about using the sun wisely! If you take the right precautions, you can enjoy the sun while maintaining beautiful, youthful-looking skin and minimizing sun-related health risks.
Mary Mills Barrow and John F. Barrow are cofounders of Coolibar, a company specializing in sun protective products and clothing. The Skin Cancer Foundation has recognized the Barrows as experts in the field of sun protection: Coolibar is the only sun protection clothing company recommended by the foundation. You can visit Coolibar at www.coolibar.com.
Foreword writer Albert Rosenthal, MD, is clinical professor of dermatology at Drexel University's Hanemann Medical College.
1 soft covered book, 203 pages.