With summer time coming, now’s the time to protect yourself from the typically harmful and typically lethal results of the sun from pores and skin most cancers.
That’s the place Saturday’s Skin Care Festival at Oregon Health & Science University is available in.
“If we can reach out to the community and get them to be more aware of the risks they’re incurring or their underlying risk, we can make a significant impact on this disease,” stated Dr. Oliver Wisco, an OHSU melanoma specialist.
“What you should never be doing is laying directly out in the sun getting the sun,” he stated.
The seventh annual occasion at the Collaborative Life Sciences constructing on the South Waterfront options pores and skin care specialists, free most cancers screenings and loads of sunscreen tips and samples.
“Don’t get the sun you don’t want,” Wisco stated. “If you’ll be able to keep away from the noon sun, that’s nice. That being stated, if it’s a fantastic day trip at the seashore and you’re on the market, go take pleasure in it. However, cowl up with sunscreen.
Dr. Wisco recommends mineral-based mostly zinc or titanium sunscreens, as an alternative of the chemical sorts, as a result of they provide extra safety.
“If you take a look at the knowledge for the most half they’re each protected, however we often advocate for the zinc as a result of it has barely higher knowledge,” he stated.
Professionals from numerous skincare fields can be on-hand to supply free providers, samples, tips and information.
Aestheticians/Cosmetologists: Mini facials, make-up software, parafin dips with hand massages, laser remedy consultations, mini exfoliations, forehead threading, lip scrubs, 1 coat manicures & pretend lash purposes
Acupuncture: 10-minute acupuncture periods
Men’s Services: Men’s shaving line-ups, beard remedies and hair cuts
Hair stylists: Mini styling periods, scalp therapeutic massage
Massage remedy: 10-minute chair massages
Retailers: Skin care merchandise, sunscreens, SPF clothes, jewellery
Spray tan technicians: Spray tan, pores and skin quench spray
NW Melanoma 5k Walk & Fun Run
Registration opens eight:30 a.m. — Walk begins 9:30 a.m.