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May Is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®

Published 20 May 10 01:12 PM
Stay safe in the sun and promote prevention with promotional sunblocks and sun care products.

I know I brag on ADVANCE pretty often. I mean, it's kind of my job and, to boot, it's all true. With that said, I truly enjoy reading our Healthy Aging content, as well as content from its accompanying patient center, iamhealthyaging.com. I'm not the spry young ruffian I once was, and as I approach 30, I'm more interested in information that can help me stay healthy and (somewhat) youthful as I approach that milestone.

The sun care articles they write are among my favorites. Naturally pale, I used to bask in the rays when I was younger and my time spent working on a farm growing up definitely added to some of the skin damage I'm seeing as a grown up. Now, you'll usually find me slathered in some type of sunblock or tucked in a shady spot instead of out trying to get that coveted glow.

The Healthy Aging team recently tackled sunless tanner reviews, and I enjoyed reading them not only because I know the reviewers in question but also because they gave great information and made even me, the one whose worried about getting that Oompa Loompa orange color, feel like I might want to try sunless tanners in the future. In addition, one of our writers also interviewed a woman who was diagnosed with melanoma at age 17. She spent time in tanning beds and her parents even purchased her one. Now, as a beauty pageant contestant, she advocates for skin cancer prevention. Finally, a recent article also covered the best way to apply sunless tanner, encouraging readers to try a safer way to get that sunkissed look.

While we don't carry promotional sunless tanners (yet!), we do have several products that can help promote safety in the summer sun. These aren't your regular big bottles of globby, greasy drugstore sunscreen. The promotional sunblocks are compact and lightweight, so they travel easily and can be handy in a pinch. My now lopsided tanned left arm would've thanked me very much the other day if I had one of these products handy after five hours in the car on the way to a family reunion.

The first product I picked out of our collection of items for Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month isn't your regular sunblock. Instead it's a sort of sun prevention product. These UV detector cards are compact thermometers and UV meters all wrapped into one small card that easily fits into wallets and purses. The UV detector cards give users an idea of the UV rating and also provide the temperature so sun prevention measures can be hashed out accordingly. If you need a sun-related promotion fast, these UV detector cards area also among our 24-hour rush products, and they come with a low minimum of 100.

Now onto the sunblock! Portable packets of sunblock ensure that your potential clients and customers will always have sun protection close at hand. They'd make a great promotional item for any skin cancer awareness events, and contain SPF 30 sunblock. These sunblock packets have all the perks - they come with a four-color imprint, have a minimum of just 50 and are a super useful promotional product that recipients will keep.

Last, I didn't want to forget one of my favorite products. We have wholesale sunblock spray that can travel along on a keychain. Like the sunblock packets, the wholesale sunblock spray contains SPF 30 sunblock and features a four-color decal. Any of these promotional sun care products would work well for Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month or any time of year.

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About Lynn Jusinski

After an internship at a home magazine where she wrote about media rooms and $500,000 pool renovations from the comfort of a teeny, cluttered dorm room, Lynn Jusinski graduated from a small college in Pennsylvania and then moved on to write for two weekly newspapers in suburban Philadelphia. A column she penned for the papers won an award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. In 2007, Lynn moved back to the magazine world, and worked full-time as an associate editor for ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals. Her work on the magazine led to “Rookie of the Year” honors and a second place feature award in the annual Editorial Excellence Awards presented by Merion Publications Inc. In her free time, Lynn is typically stuck in traffic, shopping, reading, constructing poorly made crafts and hanging out in and around her hometown.
You can reach Lynn at ljusinski@advanceweb.com

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