February 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Complete Guide to Sun Protection -- "Skincare News" Presents Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 13: Sun Protection

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) -  Concerned about aging and/or skin cancer? Learn essential facts about sun exposure, tips on treatment, plus the low-down on tanning and melanoma.

Rain or shine, winter or summer, sun protection is an absolute must. Look to Part 13 of's Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook for the best ways to soothe a sunburn, the facts behind sun protection terminology, and how to prevent sun-related conditions like skin cancer.

» Q: Is it true that people get most of their sun damage before they're 18 years old?

A: Actually, that's a common -- and dangerous -- misconception. According to Prevention magazine, people get about 25 percent of their lifetime sun exposure by 18 years old; the percentage goes up to half by age 40; and then reaches 75 percent by age 60. Regardless of age, if people are not practicing good sun care, they're still incurring skin damage. It's vital to protect skin at any age.

» Q: How common is skin cancer and who is most at risk?

A: Unfortunately, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in every five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. Those with fair skin, light-colored hair, moles, freckles and a tendency to burn are most at risk. If a person's family has a history of skin cancer, his or her risk also increases.

Read the complete FAQ guide to sun protection at consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe, including acne and other skincare conditions. For example, check out these latest articles:

Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 12: Natural Skincare

For anyone who's ever wondered about making the shift to a more natural lifestyle, but wasn't sure where to start, this section of our FAQ Handbook can help. Get educated on natural ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin C and pomegranate, plus get tips on DIY remedies, essential oils and ways to "green" your lifestyle. Chapter 12 of the Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook offers excellent tips on refining one's beauty routine to reflect key changes, such as using more eco-friendly options or integrating DIY treatments into a current regimen. Find out more about the benefits of natural beauty choices.

Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook -- Part 3: Anti-Aging

For most people, aging gracefully requires some help. Before spending a fortune on anti-aging treatments, look to Part 3 of's Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook for practical advice on healthy, youthful skin from head to toe. In Part 3, learn about the different types of aging, treatments for the face and body, and the best ingredients to battle everything from crow's feet to sagging skin.

About -- "Your Source for Intelligent Skin Care" is the online source for consumers seeking intelligent beauty and skin care news, advice, tips and articles. Founded in 2005, features articles, news items and frequently asked questions on skincare and beauty-related issues. is located in Sacramento, California, but receives visitors from all around the world. For more information, visit

Contact Information