Dermatologist Tips about Preventing Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is a real concern in the world today.  It is of special concern for those who love to be outdoors, in particular, those who frequent the beach. Cancer researchers are teaming up with dermatologists to inform sun worshippers and beauty enthusiasts of the facts needed for protection from the debilitating effects of the sun.

Keeping to these 12 simple facts, experts are trying to inform us of how to decrease the risk for developing cancerous moles that can transform into skin cancer as well as how we they can be removed to prevent them from turning into cancer.

It is surprising how many of these facts people do not follow, most likely because they are unaware of this information and just don’t realize the damage they are doing.

Did you know that you still need to wear sunscreen even if the sun is covered by clouds, and it’s cold outside?

You need to make sure you are using enough sunscreen to get the protection you need (1 tablespoon for your face).  Also, you need to apply the sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going into the sun and reapply every 2 to 3 hours throughout the day.

And if you believe that you can really get a healthy tan from the sun by using products or pre-tanning, this #1 fact will surprise you!

Read the full article here:
12 Things Dermatologists Want You To Know About Skin Cancer