Mar 29, 2023
When Sunblock Isn't Enough - Why Your Nose Needs Additional Protection From The Sun
It isn't just sunburn we should be worried about. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common non-melanoma skin cancer worldwide and in the US alone over 3.5 million cases are diagnosed each year. 8 of 10 BCCs occur on the face with the majority of those occurring on the nose. Moreover, damage from the sun is progressive. The vast majority - over 90% - of BCC cases occur in those over 40 years old, suggesting that cumulative sun damage from our teens, 20's, and 30's (when we feel the most invincible) eventually catches up with us.