Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Proper UV Safety is very important, especially now that we’re in summer. However, it’s important that you make sure that your skin gets enough sunlight to help your body produce enough vitamin D.

We’ve gone over UV safety tips and the signs and dangers of melanoma this month, but now we’re going to tell you how sunlight exposure isn’t the only way to get enough Vitamin D for your body.

Contact Westshore to learn more about how to manage sunlight exposure.


Five Warning Signs of Melanoma

Your skin is your largest organ. It helps protect your body from outside elements, but problems can arise in the line of duty. 

Too much exposure to UV light can lead to melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Melanoma kills nearly 10,000 people in the U.S. annually and more than 135,000 cases are diagnosed each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation

Earlier this month, we listed some ways to help protect yourself against UV light, but you need to know how to see if you may be suffering from skin cancer. Here are ways to look for the warning signs of melanoma.

Moles can be clear indicators of melanoma, be sure to check them using the ABCDE method.

Dangers of Tanning

What does it cost to look good? When it comes to tanning, it could mean your health.

Tanning booths may help people achieve a bronzed tone, but they also emit up to 15 times more UV radiation than the sun according to the Melanoma Foundation. Before you head out for a tanning session, read on to find out the effects of tanning on your body.

Tanning can lead to dangerous health issues such as skin cancer.