Just because summer is winding down and cooler weather is on the way doesn’t mean that it’s time to stop wearing sunscreen. Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round even in winter and on cloudy days.
Solavé Daily SPF CleanserTM, invented in part by Dr. Cockerell and co-owned by his wife, Brenda, is a revolutionary cleansing body wash with sun protection factor (SPF) ultraviolet light protection. The cleanser, used like soap in the bath or shower, provides passive protection against harmful UV radiation that causes photoaging, unsightly skin pigmentation, skin darkening, and skin cancer.
The broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is FDA
approved for use in people of all ages, colors, and ethnicities. Solavé is particularly
appealing to men and children who typically do not like to apply sunscreen. The solution provides a sun protection factor of 24 when applied directly to and then left on the skin, and a SPF of 19 after rinsing. The unique formulation cleanses the skin much like soap, but when the solution is rinsed from the body, it deposits a fine, cosmetically elegant residue that protects the skin.
Dr. Cockerell, past president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and an advocate of increasing public awareness about the need for sun protection, developed Solavé to work much like fluoride that is put in drinking water to help decrease tooth decay, or airbags that are put in automobiles to help decrease injuries sustained from accidents. Not only does Solavé protect against skin cancer, but it also prevents hyperpigmentation of the skin that results in freckles and dark spots and splotches.
More than three million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, thus making skin cancer the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news is that skin cancer is easy to prevent, including the most serious form, malignant melanoma. Washing with Solavé Daily SPF CleanserTM every day, even in the winter months, is one of the best methods for preventing skin damage.
According to the American Cancer Society, the risk factors for skin cancer are:
- Too much exposure to UV radiation (from sunlight or tanning beds and lamps)
- Pale skin that easily sunburns
- Exposure to large amounts of tar, paraffin, arsenic compounds, or certain types of oil
- History of skin cancer (including family history)
- Multiple or unusual moles
- History of severe sunburn
- Weakened immune system
- Advanced age
American Cancer Society (2015). Skin Cancer Facts. Retrieved September 11, 2015, from http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/sunanduvexposure/skin-cancer-facts.
Cockerell, C. (2015). Solavé Daily SPF CleanserTM: A New Paradigm for Skin Protection. [PowerPoint Presentation]
MD Anderson Cancer Center (2015). Winter Sun and Your Skin Cancer Risk. Retrieved September 11, 2015, from http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/prevention-and-screening/skin-safety/winterskincancerrisk.html.
Solavé (2014). Solavé. Retrieved September 11, 2015, from http://www.solave24.com.