Steps You Can Take to Prevent Skin Cancer from Sun Exposure
Skin cancer is a growing concern in the United States. Around 5.4 million people are diagnosed with this terrible illness every year.
The sun is obviously one of the biggest causes of skin cancer. You are going to have to do everything that you can to minimize sun exposure to keep the risks of developing skin cancer as low as possible.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, you and the family may be jetting off to another country to enjoy some warm and sunny weather. British summertime is unpredictable but can still be very hot too and the incoming heatwaves prove just that.
Whatever your plans, you’ll want to keep yourself and your family protected from the harmful effects that the sun can have on our bodies. Too much sun exposure can lead to harmful illnesses such as cancer forming on the skin.
To ensure you keep your family safe from the sun this summer, we’ve created a guide for staying safe when you’re out in the heat. Read on to find out more.
Use an App to Detect the Risk
There are new apps that can help you assess your risk of developing skin cancer. You might want to try using one of these apps, so you can see whether the risk is getting worse.
Too much exposure to the sun can be very damaging to the eyes. If you don’t protect your eyes with sunglasses then it may lead to eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration which can lead to potential blindness down the line. This is one of the most important things that you can do to protect your eyes if you live in an area with lots of UV exposure.
Sun cream is vital to keeping the skin protected. Roshni Patel, an expert optometrist at Lenstore said this about the matter.
“Sun cream is vital for protecting your skin and general health, so it’s important to put it anywhere exposed to the sun, including around your eyes. If you do get any in your eyes, use lubricating eye drops if possible or warm water to flush it out, and avoid wearing contact lenses until your eyes feel fully recovered. If irritation still persists, consult your optometrist as soon as possible.”
Your sun cream should match the heat of the area that you’re in but if you’re ever in doubt, opt for factor 50 for peace of mind.
Too much exposure can be extremely tough on the body and so, you shouldn’t stay out in it for long periods of time. If you’re at the beach then we recommend taking regular breaks from the sun to go and get some food or drink.
Following on from the previous point, hydration is key to keeping the body safe. This is because the hot weather makes us sweat and if this fluid that is lost isn’t replaced then it may lead to serious heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke.
As you can see, protecting yourself from the sun is easy and extremely important to prevent illnesses and diseases affecting your body. Use these tips and stay safe whenever you’re in the sun.
Protect Against Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is a very serious problem that affects millions of people. The good news is that you can manage the risks more easily by following these tips.