There are many mistakes that cause harm to our skin without us even knowing. The numbers are scary with cases of melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer among young women that have doubled in the past five decades. Here we examine the simple mistakes we make and learn how to correct them and learn simple tricks that will keep our skin glowing and gorgeous. Using moisturizers as a sun-screen is a big no-no. Don’t rely on your SPF foundation or moisturizer to keep your skin protected. While moisturizer is a must for skin hydration, if you are going to be outside for more than 15 minutes apply facial sunscreen. Checking your family’s cancer history record is something that many of us often forget to keep in mind. There are facts behind the degree of cancers in your family that you may be at risk of. There is also a strong heredity predisposition to melanoma behavior like the entire family balking at using sunscreen can play a role, but it also boils down to genetics. In addition to checking your family’s cancer history, checking your sun screens expiration date is crucial in assuring you are actually being protected from the sun. Many do not know that there is an expiration date for sunscreen. There is also the chance that you are not using the correct sunscreen and that is any with broad spectrum/UVA protection that will offer you protection from UV rays. And since sunscreen is a chemical barrier, it comes off easily, so it needs to be reapplied every few hours.