If You Plan On Soaking Up The Sun This Summer You Need To Know These Sun Safety Tips
The harsh reality is that one person dies of melanoma (skin cancer related tumor) every hour, and 1 in 50 people will be diagnosed within their lifetime. Those are not favorable odds, so you might want to brush up on your sun safety.
You should be reapplying every two hours after sweating, swimming or any other activity really. Get the forgotten areas like feet, ears and the back of the neck as well.
Be sure NOT to purchase sunscreens with nanoparticles, which can cross over the skin's barrier and enter the bloodstream. If you don't purchase these products there is no issue.
Some people also worry that oxybenzone can disrupt hormonal balances. If you aren't applying sunscreen every day for 30 years this shouldn't be of concern either.
Big hats are your friend, and even if you have longer hair that covers the back of your neck, a wide brimmed hat can offer your face addtional protection.Â
Occasional use of a tanning bed can triple your chances of getting skin cancer, so a spray tan may be a better use of your money in this instance.Â
Melanoma doesn't just grow on exposed areasâ€“it can grow anywhere on the body, so looking for signs and symptoms in places such as the toes, soles of your feet and even the mouth is helpful.