Awareness is key to prevent Cancer

by valli on July 22, 2013

DSCF2610 While outdoors, be sure to protect your skin with the appropriate  sunscreen for Maximum protection!

Skin Cancer Facts:

~ Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers

~ East Coast (PEI) has the highest rate of skin cancer throughout Canada, Nova Scotia has the highest rate of Cancer (Canadian Cancer Society Stats)

~ The skin is the largest and thinnest organ of the body. 67% of what you put ‘on’ your skin gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

~ Skin Cancer affects more than two million Americans each year

~ Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer

 

Symptoms & signs

~ Fair skin

~ Bad sunburn in the past

~ A lot of sun exposure

~ Moles

~ Skin Cancer runs in family

~ Weakened immune system

~ Exposure to radiation

Try to be aware of any changes in the skin and do a self exam every month. Skin cancer can be treated best with early detection.

 

See if you notice:

1) Changes of color of skin, moles, freckles and bumps

2) Increased size or thickness, or any asymmetry of the previously mentioned

3) Change in texture

4) Is irregular in outline, looks ragged, notched or blurred

5) Is bigger than 6mm. (the size of a pencil eraser)

 

Prevention:

~ Examine your whole body regularly

~ Don’t expose yourself to the sun between 10am to 3pm.

~ If exposed, protect with sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and shirt.

~ Use UVA & UVB paraben free sunscreen

~ Try not to tan- be a shade worshipper

~ For a sunless tan, opt for an organic/paraben free airbrush/spray tanning formula

AVOID tanning beds

*Facts*

The world Health Organization upgraded the classification of UV- emitting devices, such as tanning beds from a ‘probable’ carcinogen to a ‘known’ carcinogen. In other words, tanning beds ‘DO’ cause cancer. Tanning beds are dangerous, not to mention they make you look much older before your time, plain and simple; it wrecks your skin.

Research done by the International Agency for Research on Cancer shows that being exposed to UV radiation from tanning equipment before the age of 35 increases your risk of melanoma.

 

Do wear a good sunscreen:

Wearing a good sunscreen is vital for you and your family. Many conventional brands contain oxybenzone (chemical known as hormone/endocrine disrupter), also a host of other harmful cancer causing toxins. Opt for a sunscreen made with zinc or titanium dioxide and a minimum SPF of 30. I use the alba brand for myself and my kids and have been happy with the results.

 

National statistics at a glance from Canadian Cancer Statistics:

~ An estimated 187,600 new cases of cancer (excluding about 81,700 non-melanoma skin cancers) and 75,500 deaths will occur in Canada in 2013.

~ About 52% of all new cases will be lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers.

~ About 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and 1 and 4 will die of the disease.

~ 63% of Canadians diagnosed will survive at least 5 years after diagnosed.

~ At the beginning of 2009, there were about 838,724 Canadians living with a cancer that had been diagnosed in the previous 10 years.

Note- the figures above are taken from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013.

By being aware of these numbers and choosing a healthy-conscious lifestyle  we can decrease the chances dramatically from getting cancer.

 

Reduce your risks:

~ Be a non-smoker and avoid second hand smoke

~ Keep a healthy body weight, choose joyful active activities, opt for natural/organic foods as much as possible

~ Reduce alcohol- the less you drink, the more you reduce the risk

~ Protect your skin- stay clear of tanning beds and ‘over’ exposure of sun. Opt for sunless tanning/bronzers lotions ‘without harmful toxins.’ 

~ Get enough vitamin D from sun, supplements and diet

~ Clean up your beauty routine, opt for healthy/natural ingredients- stay clear of cancer causing toxins/parabens

~ Use natural cleaning products

 

Having lost my mother-in-law to cancer, I am now conscious of the risks and dangers of cancer and choose to live a healthy lifestyle. I hope this blog brings awareness and some guidance for you.  This image is my mother-in-law enjoying our last visit to the beach after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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— Valli

 

 

 

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It is my mission to give you a flawless, natural- bronzed tan while serving with your health in mind!

 

 

The sunless-healthy tan people are raving about! 

 

 

organic tanning with Valli WareProm and Summer are here, now is the time to bare some more skin and showcase a fabulous, glowing, bronzed tan!! 

Many of my clients share with me their not so pleasant experiences with the dreadful spray tanning booths. Personally, I have never experienced a booth spray tan and most likely never will; after hearing my clients horror stories. I hear stories like — The smell was horrible, they could barely breathe. There wasn’t a lot of guidance or direction, they felt ‘thrown to the wolves.’ They had toxic formula running down their legs and left horrible streaking and unpleasant lines which ruined there vacation.   AND… the ever so popular — They turned ORANGE!!  I feel huge compassion for them, I couldn’t imagine walking around with a bad spray tan especially on vacation or celebrating a big memorable event in which you want to look your best.

The good news is, there is an alternative!!

I tan women and men with an organic formula, 98% natural and loaded with antioxidants formulated by a Naturo Path Doctor in Florida. We have been witnessing AMAZING results. My clients just LOVE the benefits of the organic airbrush tan, and the flawless results they experience.

How the process works…

Valli’s  tanning formula contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which is what changes the color of your skin. DHA is the active ingredient and is derived from plants and fruits (sugar) that interacts with the cells located in the outer layer of the skin. As the sugar interacts with the skin cells, a color change occurs resulting in a tanned appearance. The process is similar to cutting open an apple or a banana when you leave it out,  Viola… It turns brown! The color change usually last 7 to 10 days depending on the moisture levels in the skin and the skins condition.

Daily, millions of dead skin cells are worn away from the surface of our skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days we have an entirely new epidermis.

One of the most asked questions I receive is…

Q- What is the advantage of getting an organic airbrush tan instead of a UV tan?

A- There are MANY healthy benefits, I will name a few. No possibility of any type of skin cancer (melanoma). No wrinkles, age spots, moles, thick leathery skin or sunspots. Many of my clients mention their skin looks and feels healthier after there tan. My method is great for people with sensitive skin, or have a hard time tanning, be it natural or tanning beds. Clients find the air brush method very comforting and rave about the bronzed color they receive. Also, there is no guilt- knowing they are not sacrificing their health to look good- it makes me feel good we are honoring the body and the result is, they look Fabulous!  One airbrush is equivalent to approximately 6 tanning bed sessions, therefore making it cost effective and far more healthy.

Please remember, our formula does not contain SPF- so please take the time to add the appropriate sunscreen for maximum protection.

Here’s to an amazing summer filled with healthy and memorable moments! 

And, YES, guys this is for you too!!

And, YES, guys this is for you too!!

~ Valli  xo

 

 

 

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