Whilst the incidence rate of skin cancer is high it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Skin cancer is primarily caused by cumulative exposure to UV or sunlight.
By following the guidelines below you will reduce the risk of excessive UV light exposure:
Protect yourself from the sun at all times by wearing UPF50+ sun protective clothing, a broadbrim UPF50+ sun hat and sunglasses.
Seek shade between the hours of 10am and 4pm
Go outside only if absolutely necessary when the UV index is high, very high or extreme
Apply a broad-specturm sunscreen with SPF30 or above 30 mins before UV exposure and reapply every 2 hours.
Avoid purposely seeking a sun tan or using a sun-bed/solarium.
Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing as the first line of defence against skin cancer. Solbari Sun Protection, offers an award-winning range of UPF50+ sun protective clothing, broad-brim sun hats, arm sleeves and umbrellas.
If most women retouch their make up every time, for me its retouching sunscreen and making sure that my body is protected against the sun. With Solbari clothing I have more time going outdoors because I don't have to put sunscreen on my body and worry about stains.
I am more and more concerned about sun protection today after seeing my middle-aged friend suffering from skin cancer. The skin cancer stories did not come home until it became a reality for my good friend.
A visit to my doctor ended up with appointment to dermatologist who diagnosed basal cell carcinomas. I have been told after having had them once, they will probably return, in the same area, so I check myself regularly.