May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The Eurospa of Naples Difference

As skincare is one of our main areas of focus, we are constantly on alert when we see clients here in sunny bright Naples, Florida. We strive to make sure our clients get the best skincare possible and part of that is recommendations for products and treatments that are protective and reparative of the skin.

A Word About Skin Cancer

In the U.S., skin cancer is regarded as the most common form of cancer. Every day in this country alone, around 9,500 individuals are diagnosed, and one person dies from melanoma every half-hour. Fortunately, this type of cancer is one of the few that can be prevented and is curable. Early detection of melanoma is very important.

These statistics highlight the importance of early detection and awareness, which is why May is designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month.


Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is known to trigger skin cancer. This is because it can damage the genetic material in a cell and prevent it from functioning properly.

The damage caused by ultraviolet radiation can also lead to various errors in the transcription of DNA information in a cell. Free radicals, such as vitamin E, can help remove DNA parts damaged by UV radiation. Glutathione can help remove harmful by-products of radiation.

Wearing protective clothing and sunscreen are also important steps that you can take to prevent the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. The best way to protect yourself from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation is by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or above.

Since ultraviolet radiation does not go hand in hand with the temperature outside, it is important to use sunscreen regularly, even on cloudy days. It should be a part of a healthy lifestyle, just like brushing your teeth. Additionally, avoid using tanning beds and staying near areas with high UV ray exposure.

Skin cancer is typically treatable if it is caught early. Having regular appointments with a dermatologist can help lower the risk of developing skin cancer.

Taking Care of Your Skin in Naples, Florida

Let the experts at Eurospa of Naples help you look, feel, and be your very best. With regular visits our estheticians get to know you and your skin, what you need, and how to keep your skin its healthiest even in our tropical climate. We watch out for you and if you do happen to present with an abnormality, we will let you know so that you can make sure to review it with your doctor.

Love your skin.

Call us for your next facial, waxing, redlight therapy treatment, or other decadent spa-day treat! 239-591-0060. Visit www.EurospaofNaples.com to learn more.