Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Premature Aging

There are studies shown that skin cancer and premature aging are caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Although both skin caner and premature aging are both unrelated skin disorders, however it is known that both are caused by too much exposure to sunlight.

So how do we protect ourselves from this problem?

Below are some tips on how to prevent skin cancer and premature aging

  1. Stay away from sunlight as much as possible
  2. Use sun blocks or sun screens that has both UVA and UVB protection as well as SPF above 15
  3. Caution of reflected sunlight from water, sand, cement and snow as it can still cause damage to skin
  4. Stop wearing perfumes under the sun as they encourage burning and hyper pigmentation (darkening of skin areas)
  5. Apply sun block 30 minutes before going out under the sun
  6. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps
  7. Avoid sun exposure between 10am to 3pm even if you are wearing sun block protection
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