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We love al fresco summer fun as much as the next girl (it’s so nice to get some Vitamin D!). But as much as we love frolicking outside, we also know it’s important to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays.
For the latest information, we turned to one of the best-informed skincare experts around: Susan Scalisi, founder of Scalisi Skincare. In 2008, Susan learned that a dry patch of itchy skin on her chest—which she initially thought was a form of eczema caused by a severe sunburn—was actually melanoma. After surgery and laser treatments, she survived her battle with skin cancer, but through her journey realized that there was a need for antiaging skincare products with protective SPF. And thus she started her eponymous line.
Here are Susan’s top tips for staying protected, plus some must-know facts about skin cancer and UV damage: