Coolibar Athlete Sara Snyder recently returned from a six month 2,663 mile trek from Mexico to Canada via the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through 24 National Forests, seven National Parks, five California State Parks, five Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas as well as other public and private lands. Sara shares her thoughts throughout the long hike.
Did you know Coolibar was the first sun protective clothing company to receive the Skin Cancer Foundation’s (SCF) seal of recommendation? That’s right, the first! To earn the seal, we provide scientific data annually, showing that our products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.
Research shows that overexposure to UV during childhood greatly increase the chances of developing skin cancer later in life, and many believe that policymakers should take responsibility for keeping kids safe. California stepped up and became the first state in the nation to ban the use of indoor tanning beds for all minors under 18 on January 1, 2012, followed by Vermont on July 1, 2012 – both monumental dates in the anti-tanning movement.
When thinking about your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions, consider making a conscious effort to prevent skin cancer in 2013. Yes, skin cancer is preventable in many cases. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.
The skin on your face is one of the first things people notice when meeting you for the first time. Women seem to have an internal compulsion to keep their skin protected. Men, on the contrary, have proven to be indifferent. Maybe it seems too cosmetic? Men, now it’s your time to be proactive and incorporate a daily skin care routine, including sunscreen. It’s the manly thing to do.