Our environment has drastically changed through the years. Gone are the days we can frolic for hours on end under the sun. Our world has become quite hot and due to that it’s also provided a very perilous circumstance. It’s been known that exposing yourself to the sun for long hours can cause to skin damage. Exposing yourself to the sun for hours on end, or even soaking up a lot of UV rays through indoor tanning, can expedite the chances of getting skin cancer. Skin cancer has become quite prevalent through the years with melanoma being the deadliest diagnosis.
Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer that has stricken a good number of individuals due to their addiction to sunbathing and indoor tanning as well as being out under the sun for quite some time. It’s been said that prevention is better than cure thus it’s always a good practice to keep the chances of getting skin cancer to a minimum.
Here are some tips to consider lessening the chances of harm done to your skin:
– When you’re going out and expecting to stay under the sun for quite some time, it’s a good practice to put on some sunscreen. However, putting on sunscreen is only relevant if you make use of an appropriate sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that can provide a wide-spectrum for protection as well as having a high SPF. The higher the SPF, the better it can ward of the sun’s harmful rays. You also need to re-apply the sunscreen every two to three hours.
– Another way to help prevent skin cancer is to use self tanners to get your tan. Self tanners use chemicals to provide you with the summer glow but that doesn’t put you in further harm compared to sunbathing or indoor tanning.