Skin Smart

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October 11, 2012 by Cassy

So the PCPC (Personal Care Products Council) just announced the launch of a new YouTube video series called Skin Smart (click to see video).

First, brief synopsis of what the PCPCPCPCPCPC is (lol – that’s kinda like spelling banana).  The Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. The Council represents more than 600 member companies who manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As part of the PCPC, companies are committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

Now, let’s talk about Skin Smart.  Skin Smart takes an in-depth look at the role sunscreens play as part of an overall safe sun routine. The goal is to alleviate confusion and correct misinformation about sunscreen use and its safety and explains the new sunscreen labeling regulations recently passed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which go into effect on December 17, 2012.

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control agree that skin cancer is the leading preventable cancer. The FDA has stated that proper sunscreen use is a crucial step in the fight against skin cancer and premature skin aging.  Sunscreens are not just for the summer or the beach. They should be used by people of all ages and skin tones, every day, rain or shine and year round.  Establishing a habit of applying sunscreen daily is a significant preventative measure that everyone can take to reduce their risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging.

And that’s why people shouldn’t laugh at me when I carry my umbrellas around.


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