There are a number of ways that you can protect your skin to prevent skin cancer.
Wear SOLBARI sun protective clothing that cover large areas of the skin.
Wear a SOLBARI sun hat with which blocks all the sun light
Wear sunglasses with a UV index of 3 to protect your eyes, the polarized ones tend to be more comfortable especially when on the water or fishing
Seek protection in the shade when possible
Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays when the UV index hits 3 or above.
Do not sunburn
Do not use solariums
Remember it’s the UV radiation index that burns you, not the temperature!
We all know the saying prevention is the best medicine, well in the prevention of skin cancer this is absolutely true!
Check your own skin every month. It takes 10 minutes and saves lives.
Ask a family member or a friend or use a mirror for the areas which are hard to see (such as the back of the neck).
Use a hairdryer on low heat to inspect your scalp.
Keep a journal of your spots and moles.
Report any spots or moles which are changing to your local GP or dermatologist.
Remember that skin cancers, especially melanomas can occur on non sun-exposed sites such as the groin and feet. As a side note... did you know Bob Marley died of malignant melanoma under the nail of one of his toes?
Remember to check all areas of the body, including between your toes, fingers and nails.
This blog confirms that Blake Milton, a chemist from South Australia invented the first commercially available sunscreen in the World. Milton developed a sunburn cream over a period of 10 years. His formulation was tested by a Professor from the University of Adelaide and found to have sun protective properties.
In this blog we describe how many more men are dying from melanoma skin cancer than women and put forward plausible explanations for why that is the case. Skin cancer is primarily caused by cumulative exposure to the sun. Many men spend considerable time outdoors. Men also don't proactively manage their skin health.