Sun’s out! Fun’s out! We know you’re excited to go out and do some outdoor activities which is really awesome to hear. Before you start heading out into the sun, have you applied your sunscreen? You may find this question annoying or naggy but do you know why applying sunblock is important?
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Here’s why- it protects us from damaging UV rays. This could result in getting skin cancer. But fret not, there are ways to prevent this apart from putting on sunblock.
What is skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.
What causes skin cancer?
It is usually caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays and UV tanning beds.
What happens if I’ve gotten skin cancer?
If it’s discovered early, your dermatologist can treat it with little or no scarring. There’s high odds of eliminating it entirely. Normally, doctors detect the growth at a precancerous stage. (I.e. Before it becomes a full-blown skin cancer or penetrates below the skin’s surface).
What can I do to reduce the risk of getting skin cancer?
If you want to reduce the chances of getting skin cancer, here’s what you can do:
- Apply your sunscreen.
- Wear clothes that covers your arms and legs, protecting you from the UV rays.
- Wearing a hat with a wide brim, helps to cover your face, head, ears and neck.
- Avoid indoor tanning to reduce over exposure to UV rays.
As long as you apply your sunblock everyday while taking such precautions, you can worry less about getting skin cancer. Now, go and have some fun in the sun.
Also, if you’ve gotten tanned and would like your skin to brighten up again- consider getting aspurely’s Anti-Oxidant Skin Brightening Powder!