Skin Cancer Awareness, Pt. 2: Through Thick and Thin – Protecting your Skin

Dr. Terry Zickerman-

We should all know and understand the importance of sun protection. Even if you have not gone through a skin cancer diagnosis, you should be looking for more information on how to keep yourself safe from harmful UV rays. 

Have you ever thought about how sunscreen works? Is there a difference between chemical and mineral sunscreen?

You might think sunscreen is pretty straight forward, but today you will get the inside scoop on sunscreen and what to look for, what the SPF number means and what it takes to make it a safe product.

Dr, Terry Zickerman, is the CEO of Love Sun Body, and  is here today to talk about his mission to save lives and keep the environment safe. I bet you didn’t know all the research that goes into finding the best ingredients, getting approval from the FDA, and the diligence that is required to achieve this. 

With a family history of cancer he takes this role very seriously. Even If you haven’t been through a skin cancer diagnosis, you need to listen so you can learn more about keeping yourself safe from UV exposure.

Dr. Zickerman is passionate about sunscreen and how to create the best product he can . He is willing to do it for all of us.

So, through thick and thin, he is here with something amazing to share and to help you protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer. I hope you enjoy it!

Through Thick and Thin –under all conditions, no matter how challenging or difficult, you must Protect your Skin.

Dr Zickerman started Love Sun Body to create the highest-quality natural sunscreens, proven safe for your body & the planet and to ensure that their formulas are truly effective and 100% natural, and free of any banned or harmful chemicals. 

He has obtained The COSMOS-standard signature which is a consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics that you can trust.

With his experience of seeing family members diagnosed with cancer, He understands the importance of providing a safe and effective barrier from harmful UV rays both personally and medically. 

His involvement with melanoma support organizations and research show the passion he has to make a difference.

You can learn more about Dr. Zickerman and his sunscreen here: Where you will find all natural mineral sunscreen. Their special blog about skin cancer awareness is here.

PLEASE check out these additional resources and organizations for melanoma support:                             

Melanoma Action Coalition For Melanoma support and resources

Peggy Spiegler Melanoma Research Foundation
Skin of Steel
A Cure in Sight
Jack’s Fund
Kelly’s Dream
Miggy’s Gift 
Jason Farley All In For A Cure Foundation Inc.  

Listen to this important episode to hear more.

Go to the Sailing Through Life Skin Cancer Awareness page for multiple resources for skin cancer and melanoma support and products.

How do you sail through life? Join me on this endeavor!

I would love to grow this amazing support community! Learn more here.

** Sailing Through Life Podcast is intended to educate, inspire and support you on your personal journey and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only. If you are suffering from any psychological or medical conditions, please seek help from a qualified health professional.


Environmental Working Group – Guide to sunscreen

BE AWARE! Dangerous chemicals found in sunscreen:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate (Octyl methoxycinnamate)
  • Homosalate
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Avobenzone

Visit the Environment Working Group for more information.

As a melanoma survivor I am continually looking for ways to stay sun safe. Being on the water and in a southern climate puts me in a more challenging position.  I love knowing all the research that has been done to keep me safe. I believe in this sunscreen.

I have a special code for you to get a 10% discount on your purchase of Love Sun Body  sunscreen. That code is LTSURVIVOR10. Just visit and enter the code to save on your order.

Love Sun Body Sunscreen

  • 100% natural ingredients certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural
  • Truly effective formulas with UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection that meets the FDA monograph and the more stringent requirements of the European Commission’s recommendation for UVA protection
  • No chemical filters, no synthetic ingredients, only non-nano-mineral filters and plant based inactive ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, gluten free, cruelty free & vegan formulas
  • All facial formulas tested no eye-stinging ingredients
  • Reef safe & water resistance 80 minutes


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Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

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