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The winner for our $25 Nugget Alaskan Outfitter Gift Certificate in June 2016 is Rene Huff. Congratulations Rene!  May: Tyler Gress.

The winner of our 907 Facebook challenge is Holly Jones Royston. Thank you to our almost 1100 Facebook followers for entering to win the $50 Gift Certificate. Don't forget to drop by and get your gift certificates - just ask for them at the front counter.

Winners are selected from those of you who receive and open our monthly e-newsletter. It doesn't matter when or how you signed up for our e-mail club - if you are on our email list you are a potential winner each month. Thank you for joining the club!

Damage from the sun is a serious matter (read the Bad and Ugly), but there are ways to protect yourself against the sun's damaging rays (read the Good)! 

We carry several brands of clothing that offer UPF protection with ratings from 15 to 50+ UPF. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric. UPF is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor) ratings for sunscreen.

A garment with a UPF of 50 only allows 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it. In other words, it allows 2% of the UV rays to pass through the garment and it blocks 98% of the UV radiation. The higher the UPF rating, the lower the amount of UV rays will reach your skin. Wearing a UPF fabric greatly reduces your exposure to UV rays.

In addition to UPF shirts and pants, a wide-brimmed hat will protect the ears and scalp and help shield the face from the sun's rays. Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection not only make it comfortable to see amidst the brightness and intensity of midday sun, they also shield the eyes from the damaging rays that can lead to the formation of cataracts. When it comes to protective clothing, the tighter the weave of the article of clothing, the more protection you will receive. With sun protective clothing, as long as the fabric covers your skin you are protected, unlike sunscreen which can wash or wear off and which should be reapplied every two hours.

Pistil, Marmot, Columbia, Carhart, Under Armour, Outdoor Research, Grundens, Buff (look for our July 3-17 coupon featuring 20% off Buff Headwear)
Smith, Oakley, Native, Suncloud, Forecast
UPF 15-50+, Mountain Khakis, TYR, Outdoor Research, Marmot, Exofficio, Smartwool, Prana, Columbia, Royal Robbins, Kuhl

Did you know that you can get a sunburn even though it is cloudy? The sun's ultraviolet radiation (UV) can penetrate through clouds especially between 10am - 2pm when the sun's rays are at their strongest. A sun tan may make you look healthy, but tans and burns are both warning signs that show your skin's reaction to damage from UV radiation. Tanning beds are not a safe alternative to sun tanning. They are a manufactured form of UV radiation and are so dangerous to the skin that legislation has recently been passed in many states to prevent people under age 18 from using them.

Sun exposure is responsible for 90% of aging in the skin (wrinkles, dilated blood vessels, brown spots), so you can keep your skin healthy, as well as looking young and attractive, by using daily sun protection. No sunscreen currently available on the market provides all day protection. This means you must reapply every 2 hours that you are outdoors to ensure adequate coverage. A sunscreen with an SPF 60 does not provide twice as much protection as an SPF 30. Make sure to apply enough product and reapply after swimming or exercise.

Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 52 minutes). The vast majority of melanomas are caused by the sun. In fact, one UK study found that about 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Melanoma is one of only three cancers with an increasing mortality rate for men, along with liver cancer and esophageal cancer. The estimated 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98 percent in the U.S. The survival rate falls to 63 percent when the disease reaches the lymph nodes, and 17 percent when the disease metastasizes to distant organs. On average, a person's risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns.

So, let's develop a sun protection strategy. Think of protecting your skin as being similar to cross-training where you implement several different tools to achieve the greatest results. When it comes to sun protection, your first and most important step is to choose your clothing wisely. The classic cotton t-shirt is rated between UPF 5-8, meaning it allows up to 20% of UV radiation to reach skin. According to the UPF standard, no rating below 15 can be called 'sun protective'. In addition to high UPF clothing, use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 everyday, rain or shine. Broad spectrum means that the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB radiation.

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly Original Theme Song

Information from this newsletter came from 
Dr. Alysa Herman
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", instrumental piece was composed by Ennio Morricone.  
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