How To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Avoid Skin Cancer

May 27, 2008

The summer is here, and with that the sun is hotter than ever, increasing the risk for developing skin cancer.  New recommendations have been released to help people maintain healthy skin, avoiding skin cancer..Orlando (ChattahBox) – The summer is here, and with that the sun is hotter than ever, increasing the risk for developing skin cancer. New recommendations have been released to help people maintain healthy skin, avoiding skin cancer.

The American Academy of Dermatology has stated there are 1 million new cases of skin cancer each year, with 75% of non-melanoma cases caused by exposure to the sun.

Tips have been revealed to help deal with this and keep your skin healthy, including using water-resistant sunscreen which has an SPD of 15 or higher to protect from UVA and UBA rays.

This should be used on danger areas not covered such as your ears, neck, lower legs, feet, hands, and face.

Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going in the sun, and every 2 hours after.

The survival rate for skin cancer is quite high at 95%, but it is important to note that it does take the life of over 10,000 people each year.


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