Global Sun Founder Dr Marcia Williams Aims to Raise Awareness on Dangers of Sun Exposure and Lack of Suncscreen Use in People of Color

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May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month to raise awareness for the use of skin protection as people prepare for the start of summer, according to The American Academy of Dermatologists. However, according to Dr. Marcia Williams, creator of Global Sun, people of color are much less likely to utilize sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.

"Even people of color get sunburns and these burns that can lead to skin cancer in the future. So people of color need to take precautions by utilizing sunscreen when they are outside in the sun," said Dr. Marcia Williams, creator of Global Sun.

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month to raise awareness for the use of skin protection as people prepare for the start of summer, according to The American Academy of Dermatologists. However, people of color are much less likely to utilize sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Why? Because these people of color - African American, Latino, Indian or Asian - believe a myth that they have a natural tan and their skin will not burn easily. Or, their skin has natural protection and they won’t get skin cancer.

Unfortunately, this myth is dangerously inaccurate as 1-in-6 six people of color get more than four sunburns a year and are less likely that their white skin counterparts to survive a bout with skin cancer.

“People of color have natural skin tone ranges from 8 SPF to 13.5 SPF,” said Dr. Marcia Williams, a board certified Naturopathic Doctor and an African-American woman. “However, this range of SPF is far below the recommended minimum protection level of 20 SPF for all people. Even people of color get sunburns and these burns that can lead to skin cancer in the future. So people of color need to take precautions by utilizing sunscreen when they are outside in the sun.”

Ten years ago, Dr. Williams started to educate people of color to debunk the myth of not wearing sunscreen. She scanned the marketplace and learned that sunscreen products specifically designed specifically for people of color did not existed. So, she decided to fill the void and after six years of research and testing and recently winning FDA approval, Global SunTM will hit the marketplace in June 2015. Global Sun is a sunscreen specifically formulated for the skin of all people of color and is 100% all natural with seven essential oils extracted from plants from around the globe that leaves no chalky residue. It has a SPF rating of 35.

For more information on Global Sun, visit http://www.myglobalsun.com.

Editors Note: For media members interested in speaking with Dr. Williams, contact Andy McGowan at (404) 692-1101.

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