Everytime you get to read something about skin care, you’d most probably come across something about protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays. Why? We all know the negative effects of these—increasing the risk of the Big C.
So, what are preventive things that we could do? Here are some ways:
The time the sun is at its extreme intensity is between 11am to 3pm. If you don’t need to go outdoors between these hours, stay in—or maybe you can try to stay in the shade when you really have important things to do.
WEAR SUNSCREEN. This has been reiterated for the longest time in most skin or face care reviews. Wear sunscreen everytime you go out and the sun is up. You need to apply these on the exposed areas of the skin, and should be re-applied throughout the day. You’re best bet? Use the ones with a minimum of SPF 15 and with UVA and UVB protection. In the same sense—don’t ever let your skin burn. Also, to make sun protection products effective, it will be good to know your skin type. In this way, you’ll get the proper product for your skin which in return will have good and effective results.
Lastly, a good way to help prevent skin cancer is to eat foods that are high in anti-oxidants, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
Doctors know best. The best thing to do if you’re worried that you have burnt skin, changes in skin colour or moles is to have a doctor see you.