10 Healthy Habits that can Minimize the risk of Skin Cancer

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The knowledge about the deadly skin cancer in the world is appealing. We know less about it and worry more. So here is a quick fix for the problem. With this article  we will see the common types of skin cancer and the simple ways to stay safe. There are basically thee major types of skin cancer depending on the layers they originate from, the degree of occurrence on chances of cure. First is Basal Cell cancer, originating from lowest layers of … it is most common and least dangerous. The next one is Squamous cell cancer originating from the middle layer, less common and needs to be treated before it spreads or it becomes fatal. Lastly we have Melanoma which occurs in pigment producing cells is the rarest of the skin cancer and most likely to be fatal. There are few simple methods to protect yourself from these devils.

10. Reduce sun exposure

10. Reduce sun exposure

The sun is at the strongest point between 11 am to 4 pm. The UV index is deadly at 3. The sane thing to be done here is to avoid the sun during this time and use covers so that you can ditch the cause altogether. This includes using a wide brimmed hat. full sleeved shirts or shades to cover your eyes and surrounding skins.

9. Befriend the sunscreen.

9. Befriend the Sunscreen

Use the sunscreen with Sun screen Protection Factor of 30 or above, (SPF) all over the body. This will ensure that you are not heavily affected by the rays. Th process should be repeated every 2 hours when you are out. Most missed places are the scalp, nape etc. Consult the dermatologist when deciding the perfect sunscreen. Also protect the lips with the lip balm having SPF of more than 15.

8. Get the mole checked.

8. get the mole checked

Get yourself a full length mirror? its not to boost your vanity but to ensure that you have that smooth skin to be proud off. So as the adage goes, precaution is better than cure, keep a watch on your skin. Have a do-it yourself skin check with a full length mirror and a hand held one. Keep a look on the moles, the size color and the texture. If you feel the change, or a weirdness rush to the doctors. The sooner you get them checked there is a better chance of having a cure. So be the action taker and keep a watch!

7. Annual skin check by dermatologists.

7. Annual skin check by dermatologists.

We are all lazy when it comes to getting the health check-up. But the disease can be so horrifying that death is a sweet release. So keep the laziness for doing the dishes and washing the clothes and rush for the annual checkup by the physician. If you have kids make sure that they are carefully examined. The type of doctor also matters for research shows that when the melanoma is detected by the dermatologist, it is usually in the primary stage. The detection on the later stage is the one diagnosed by other doctors. So do not be lazy and schedule appointment with your doctors. It will serve well to know the moles on your body and have them treated or removed.

6. Skip Tanning Beds.

6. Skip Tanning Bed

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer and the extensive use of Tan-beds is one easy way to cause it. The ultra voilet rays from the tan-bed can cause the deadly disease. When you are below the age of thirty and use the tan-beds you are increasing the chances of skin cancer by 75%. This stats should make you stop in your tracks and wonder out loud ‘is it worth it’. Is the sun-kissed look is important for you, try the spry-on-tan or temporary bronzer.

5. Keep a check on your medication.