With the incidence of the sun’s rays in summer, we can do a lot of damage to our skin if we overexpose it. So, write down these keys that will allow you to take care of your dermis to avoid suffering a future skin cancer, both you and the ones you love the most, your little ones.
Keys to fight skin cancer in summer
Put on sunscreen
Always wear sunscreen before leaving the house to filter ultraviolet radiation A and B, which are so harmful to the skin. This way, you will get a light but gradual tan. You’ll also avoid burns, photoaging, and of course, skin cancer.
As we say, even if we put on a high protection factor, the skin will tan, and, also, it will be much more natural and durable.
It is recommended to put sun protection of 30 or higher. These creams, in addition to, are prepared to combat free radicals and contain hyaluronic acid to hydrate the dermis.
Of course, don’t forget that if you want to put on protection because you go to the beach or the pool, it will have to be waterproof.
Apply it after every two hours
It is not enough to apply sunscreen once a day. It must be applied to be truly effective every two hours. Put on the right amount evenly spread all over your body half an hour before leaving home and repeat this procedure every 120 minutes.
Sun protection is not enough.
Especially in the case of babies, it is not enough to apply sun protection. Do not forget to put a hat and, in the case of adults, also good sunglasses. You can even find shirts with a built-in protection factor.
Bet on nutricosmetics
Nutricosmetics also serve to protect the skin. Among them, the most recommended are those that serve to activate our natural defenses against the sun, and that is rich in vitamins such as C, E, and D and antioxidants.
Avoid exposing yourself to the sun in the central hours of the day
As much as possible, avoid exposing yourself to the sun in the central hours of the day, that is, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Remember that the sun also affects the city
Sometimes we associate putting on sun protection to go to spend the day at the beach or in the mountains. But the truth is that the sun also affects, and in the same way, in the city. Remember that you must always protect yourself regardless of where you are going to go.
Hydrate your skin
After sun exposure, you must hydrate to avoid possible setbacks. So do not hesitate and apply moisturizers that contain ingredients such as aloe vera.
In addition to having to hydrate your skin externally, you must do it internally. Remember that when exposed to the sun, we will lose liquids. Therefore, hydrating correctly to recover them is essential.
Take special care with some areas of the body
Both in children and adults, special care must be taken in some areas of the body. Among them are the face, neck, head, neckline, and ears, since these parts are more sensitive to the sun. An excellent way to fight skin cancer or melanoma.
If you are going to sunbathe, do not put perfume
Before sunbathing, it is best to avoid using products that contain alcohol. This is the case of perfumes, colognes, and deodorants since they can end up staining our skin.
Exfoliate your skin
It helps the skin to exfoliate and remove dead cells with exfoliation once a week. It is a simple gesture that you can do at home with your exfoliating products.