Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Skin cancer and precautions

There are some important precautions that everyone must follow to be escaped from skin cancer diseases. The ways to prevent skin cancer are:

•    Number one: Avoid skin exposure to sun and wind
By avoiding enough skin exposure in sunlight can help in eliminating chances of developing skin cancer. Especially when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest or when UV index is 3 or more, reduce skin exposure.

•    Number two: Cover or shade your skin
Works cannot be avoided just because the day is too hot and too sunny. But we can always protect our exposed skin areas by seeking shade under trees, or by covering skin with clothing. We can use umbrella as well. Sunglasses and hats are options also. 

•    Number three: Beware of clouds
Even if it the day is not too sunny, and sunlight or sunrays are not too strong still UV rays are present and can harm our skin. For information, up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate light clouds, mist and fog. And remember that water, sand, snow and concrete can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s damaging rays as well.

•    Number four: Use the Sunscreen
Before you go out in the sun, during day time, always use sunscreens with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or more. Consider SPF product that contain both UVA and UVB protection.

•    Number five: Do avoid tanning products and sunlamps
People love tanned skin. So they use tanning-pills, tablets. They also go to beaches so that they can get tan-skin. This increases chances of developing skin cancer.

•    Number Six: Protect kids and children
Keep children, kids and toddlers away from direct sunlight. Skin of babies is more sensitive. Their arms and legs should be covered when out in the sun. There are some products available containing sun protection factor and UV and UB rays’ protection factor for kids and children as well.

•    Number Seven: Skin Cancer Check
It is very important to have regular full body check up. You need to examine your moles and freckles every month to check for any changes. Check if there are any changes in your skin such as mole(s) are developing, or a mole or discoloration that appears suddenly or begins to change and a sore that does not heal and areas of skin that are red and bumpy, bleed or are itchy. If you any of such changes you should immediately seek medical attention.

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