How to Best Protect Your Skin From Skin Cancer

skin cancer treatment rochesterThere is no sure fire way to protect your skin and body from getting any type of cancer. And as one of the scariest things to be diagnosed with, the “c word” can drastically change your life and the lives of everyone around you. In order to protect your skin from getting skin cancer, try these following tips.

Sunscreen

This might sound like a no brainer to most people but sunscreen is one of the best ways you can protect your skin from getting skin cancer. And although you might just want to wear sunscreen on days that you are going to the beach or pool, it’s actually advisable to wear sunscreen everyday. Think about it, even when you are driving in the car or walking to the mailbox, your skin is exposed to the sun. Keep your skin as protected as possible by wearing an SPF sunscreen everyday.Wear More

Layers

Have you ever wondered why professional landscapers and gardeners wear long sleeve shirts and pants all day long? It’s to protect them from the sun. The more layers you wear, the more layers the sun has to fight through in order to get to your skin. To help protect your skin on days where you are spending a lot of time out in the sun, try opting for a lightweight long sleeved t-shirt or sweater— this help to cover up and protect your skin from getting any more freckles or sun damage than necessary.

Avoid Tanning

In the world of skin cancer, tanning beds are deemed as an absolute nightmare. Even if you feel like your skin is looking a little bit pasty, don’t hit the tanning bed and instead opt for a spray tan or sunless tanning gel instead.

If you love to hit the beach just to lay out for hours and hours on end, you are putting yourself at a greater risk for skin cancer. By exposing your skin to that much sun, you are not doing yourself any favors.

To learn more about how to best protect your skin or to learn about skin cancer treatments, contact our office today!