Protecing Yourself From Sun Damage
As someone diagnosed with skin cancer several years ago I am very careful to always do my best to protect myself from the sun. Sunscreen and hats are a must for me. I can’t imagine what would happen if I were allergic to the sunscreens I use. I never even really thought about people having allergies to sunscreen ingredients until Susan shared this information with me, which I m in turn sharing with you. Obviously I am not a doctor and skin cancer is very serious. I am sharing this article as I found the idea behind it interesting. You should always speak with a doctor if you have any questions.
Protect Yourself From Sun Damage Naturally
Skin cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer, and this is especially true if the type of cancer is melanoma. One reason that sun damage to the skin is so insidious is the fact that it is cumulative. This means that skin damage from a sunburn that occurred early someone’s life will still be there as the years go by. Additional unprotected exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can eventually result in the development of skin cancer. This is why it is so important that children and adults always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen when they are out in the sun.
When the weather is warm and sunny, children and adults alike want to be enjoying outdoor activities that are not possible during chilly or rainy days. While this is certainly understandable, it is important to think about sun protection first. Wearing a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and protective clothing may seem restrictive, but these measures of caution can prevent sun damage and possibly fatal skin cancer in the future. It should also be noted that most lightweight summer fabrics provide less protection than a sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15. This means that an effective sunscreen should be worn in addition to the recommended protective clothing.
Most sun protection products available today have ingredients that some people are allergic to. Often parents are unsure whether their children are actually allergic to the sun itself or the sunscreen they are using to protect them. Fortunately, there are effective natural sun protection products with natural ingredients that do not result in allergic reactions. A zinc oxide sunscreen is bonding-based, with a formula that interlocks with the upper layer of the skin. It allows the skin to breath because it does not clog the pores and allows natural cooling since it does not block perspiration. Rocky Mountain Sunscreen offers a formula that is bonding-based, does not rub off on fabric and is effective in spite of water activities of sweating.
Most people know they should protect their skin from sun damage, but they should also pay attention to any changes on their skin that may indicate skin cancer. Everyone should examine their skin monthly to identify any changes to the color, shape, size or number of spots on their skin. If they have any concerns at all, they should see their dermatologist to identify any real danger.