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Saturday, September 30, 2023
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Tips To Protect Your Skin
Be Sun Safety Concious

Skin is the most visible organ in the body, and the part most exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays causing most common damaging effects to the skin. To lower your skin risk of developing any deleterious effect, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Sun Safety Tips

Plan your sun protection using these tips—
•Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
•Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
•Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
•Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
•Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
•Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

5 Top Spas and Skin Treatment Centers
In the Nations Capitol

Spectacular Spas Soothe Those Who Are Stressed Out in the Nation's Capital
By Gina Gallucci White

Washington, D.C. has a number of spas that can melt tension away, soothe aching muscles and lessen those pesky lines around your face.

Eco-friendly and organic practices abound at Nusta Spa which features a number of must-have treatments including the waterless nourish mani + pedi which uses warm cream instead of water for the pampering.

The Petite Spa at the Jefferson Hotel offers top-notch services in an intimate setting with a nod to it's namesake by using herbs and botanicals from Monticello.

Need to feel more centered? Head to the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental where you may refresh your body, mind and spirit. Take some time for contemplation in one of their zen relaxation room, take a dip in their vitality pool or have a time reversal facial to get ride of unwanted lines.

Time flies when you are working hard in the district but make sure to pencil in some well-deserved breaks for yourself at one of these top spas. Your body will thank you for it!

The Spa at Mint courtesy of The Spa at Mint

MINT focuses on total body health and wellness so after a hard work out of weight lifting, Pilates or aerobic classes, make your way over to their rejuvenating spa. Located in DuPont Circle, guests may chose from a number of different treatments... Read More

Bliss Spa at the W Washington Photo courtesy of Bliss Spa at W Washington

When you walk into a majority of spas, you will find warm, neutral colors used throughout the space. That's not the case with the Bliss Spa at the W. Bright, bold colors pop everywhere and give your eyes much to see at this 3,000-sq.-foot fun... Read More

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Washington

In a nod to the hotel's Asian heritage, this spa aims for zen-like ambiance and to be a place where guests may come to refresh their body, mind and spirit. Take a dip in their vitality pools, center yourself in a zen relaxation room or unwind in... Read More

The Spa Room

Guided by three principles: simplicity, authenticity and self-expression, The Spa Room succeeds as a great place to be nourished through a number of different nourishing treatments. Mix and match massage sessions so they are perfect for your... Read More

The Spa at the Four Seasons Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

When you hear Four Seasons, you automatically think luxury and pampering. The hotel's spa upholds these standards with a number of treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated once you step outside their doors. Unwind with.

Things You Can Do To Prevent
Skin Cancer

Prevention and detection
Because exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers,6 the American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or higher.
Because severe sunburns during childhood may increase one’s risk of melanoma, children should be especially protected from the sun.6
People should not use tanning beds or sun lamps, which are sources of artificial UV radiation that may cause skin cancer.
Skin cancer warning signs include changes in size, shape or color of a mole or other skin lesion, the appearance of a new growth on the skin, or a sore that doesn't heal. If you notice any spots on your skin that are different from the others, or anything changing, itching or bleeding, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you make an appointment with a dermatologist.

The American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to perform skin self-exams to check for signs of skin cancer and get a skin exam from a doctor. A dermatologist can make individual recommendations as to how often a person needs these exams based on risk factors, including skin type, history of sun exposure and family history.
Individuals with a history of melanoma should have a full-body exam by a board-certified dermatologist at least annually and perform regular self-exams to check for new and changing moles.31

Facts About The Incidence of Skin Cancer Among Americans
Things American Academy of Dermatology Want You to Know

Skin cancer
Incidence rates
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

It is estimated that nearly 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.5-7
Researchers estimate that 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, were treated in 3.3 million people in the United States in 2012.
The overall incidence of BCC increased by 145 percent between 1976-1984 and 2000-2010, and the overall incidence of SCC increased 263 percent over that same period.

Women had the greatest increase in incidence rates for both types of NMSC
NMSC incidence rates are increasing in people younger than 40.8
More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma.
It is estimated that 161,790 new cases of melanoma, 74,680 noninvasive (in situ) and 87,110 invasive, will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017.6-7
Invasive melanoma is projected to be the fifth most common cancer for men (52,170 cases) and the sixth most common cancer for women (34,940 cases) in 2017.

Melanoma rates in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2011.1
Caucasians and men older than 50 have a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population.
The incidence in men ages 80 and older is three times higher than women of the same age.
The annual incidence rate of melanoma in non-Hispanic Caucasians is 26 per 100,000, compared to 5 per 100,000 in Hispanics and 1 per 100,000 in African-Americans.

In people of color, melanoma is often diagnosed at later stages, when the disease is more advanced.
Before age 50, melanoma incidence rates are higher in women than in men, but by age 65, rates are twice as high in men.

Melanoma in Caucasian women younger than 44 has increased 6.1 percent annually, which may reflect recent trends in indoor tanning.10
Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in females age 15-29.12
Melanoma incidence is increasing faster in females age 15-29 than in males of the same age group.

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