Sure bronze is beautiful but if you get it from the sun it can be dangerous. Having just recently a non-malignant squamous cell carcinoma removed from my arm taught me three lessons. 1. Avoid the sun like the plague and 2. Even non-malignant skin cancer is no fun. 3. To have twice yearly body scans for possible growths. The surgeon dug deep to remove the intruder and then stitched up the area on my forearm. A daily routine of bandage changing, no heavy duty exercise lasted two weeks until the stitches were painfully removed. A scar will probably form. While always diligent about wearing sunscreen and not ‘laying’ out in the sun, that wasn’t enough, the dermatologist explained that these skin cancers are usually from childhood and rear their ugly heads after 40. If you read this column regularly you’ve seen numerous warnings about avoiding the sun and using protection from the harmful rays. This cannot be stressed enough. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidences of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.
One company, Kismet Cosmetics, is waging a war on skin cancer by forming a partnership with The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation to raise more awareness and help prevent people from getting the disease. The Foundation will receive a portion of all sales of Kismet’s Opulent Body Bronzing Lotion to further education about skin cancer awareness, sun tanning alternatives Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Through the partnership Kismet will donate 10 percent of all Opulent sales from now through Dec. 31, 2016 to Baton Rouge-based The LSO Foundation. And with success, will continue throughout the product’s life. If you feel like you just have to have a tan, shun the sun and pick up a self-bronzer such as Kismet’s Opulent Bronzing Body Bronzing Lotion which is sold at KismetCosmetics.com and at specialty retailers around the country.
Kismet also sells other high quality on-trend cosmetic products such as Velvet Collection semi-matte lipsticks, Succulent Collection liquid lipsticks, and Lovely Collection of Face & Body Illuminators. With the sunshine of spring and summer just around the corner you should start to arm yourself with products that shield your entire body from the sun—cancers grow everywhere on backs, legs, arms, heads (yup right on top and removal is done with a MOHS which is no fun), face, etc. Practice safe sun at all times. Believe your LA Beauty Products Examiner skin cancer surgery is no fun, it leaves scars and if you continue to ignore the warnings you may need several surgeries in the course of your lifetime.