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ACS teams up with CVS Pharmacy and Johnson & Johnson to save your skin

From ​June ​18-‍24, when people buy any NEUTROGENA® or AVEENO® product with SPF 15 or higher at CVS Pharmacy or CVS.com, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. will contribute $1 to the American Cancer Society, up to $100,000, to help prevent skin cancer. (Trial and travel sizes are excluded from this offer.)

CVS announced recently that the drugstore chain will only carry products with an SPF of 15 or higher. It also says it will be offering more dermatologist-approved options, along with natural and organic choices.

The American Cancer Society recommends that people use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Ideally, about 1 ounce, about a shot glass or palmful, should be used to cover the arms, legs, neck, and face of the average adult. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least every two hours to maintain protection.

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Be Sun Smart – It’s your skin. Wear it well

Protect your family from the sun. Each year, more than 3 million people develop skin cancer, the most common of all cancers. The sun can damage your skin year-round, so it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones from its harmful effects. Avoid the sun when ultra-violet (UV) rays are strong, generally between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and remember to Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap!

You can find more helpful information and resources at cancer.org.