IMG_2024As runners, we spend a lot of time outside. But do you apply sunscreen before you go out for every run? Even more important, do you put it on as part of your daily routine? Do you put it everywhere you need to?

Only recently have I noticed a trend away from tanning and towards skin protection. I, too, am guilty of not being as diligent as I should be. Sadly, it took a tragedy to really get it through my skin that I’m not invincible.

Skin cancer is, according to the American Cancer Society, by far the most common of all cancers. Each year in the U.S., more than 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. Annually, there are more new cases of skin cancer than cancers of the breasts, prostate, lungs, and colon — combined.

Read more and see my picks for best sunscreens on Salty Running.