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Is There A Direct Relationship Between Skin Cancer And The Sun?

By Kathy Forcey

Many people go to the beach when the sun is beating down on them, so that they can catch all the rays that they can for a glorious tan. But we now know that too much exposure to the sun can lead to serious skin damage.

Most people already know that they should wear sunscreen when they go outside. However, few people actually apply sunscreen every time they leave the house. Usually, we only think about putting on sunscreen when we expect to be outside all day. We’ve all heard the warnings to wear sunscreen and avoid too much sun exposure. Unfortunately, young people tend to disregard these warnings and don’t think seriously about skin cancer.

It does not matter what your age is you must shelter your skin from sun. In the beginning the damaging consequences of too long exposure may not appear for years, but once the damage is done, those consequences will show up sooner or later. Therefore you must protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays at an early age. You can adopt several methods to prevent overexposure to the sun.

We often only consider applying sunscreen when we expect to be outside for many hours. However, we don’t consider it when we spend shorter periods of time out of doors. Your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays every time you are outside, even if you’re simply walking to work in the morning or taking a breather outdoors during the afternoon.

The standard protection for sun exposure is to wear an SPF of at least 15 to every area that is exposed to the sun. You should also keep your exposure between the hours of ten AM and three PM to a minimum. This is when the sun is at its strongest. It isn’t just during the summer hours that you should watch your sun exposure. You can still become overexposed to sunlight in the fall and winter seasons. Make sure you are wearing a sunscreen all year round.

If you sweat or go swimming, you should reapply your suntan lotion every so often. To be safe, apply more lotion every two hours, or more often for children. Infants less than six months old should not be exposed to the sun any more than necessary, since their skin cannot handle sunscreen.

Babies and children have extremely delicate skin, and thus are at high risk for sun exposure and even skin cancer. Limit their sun exposure by covering skin and outfitting them with hats.

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Forcey, Kathy "Is There A Direct Relationship Between Skin Cancer And The Sun?." Is There A Direct Relationship Between Skin Cancer And The Sun?. 27 May. 2009. uberarticles.com. 7 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/is-your-sunbathing-now-going-to-cause-skin-cancer-later/>.

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Forcey, K (2009, May 27). Is There A Direct Relationship Between Skin Cancer And The Sun?. Retrieved August 7, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/is-your-sunbathing-now-going-to-cause-skin-cancer-later/

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