Skin care is important in preventing skin cancer as well as preventing skin aging.
For many people, sun protection is extremely important, but there are still many misconceptions and misconceptions about sun exposure and sunburn prevention.
Skin cancer is a common but preventable disease. Skin precautions are of great importance in the prevention of this disease, as well as in the prevention of skin aging.
Experts say that most people cannot successfully protect their skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Every day, this type of disease is diagnosed in approximately 9,500 people. It is estimated that 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that skin cancer results from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, tanning lamps, or tanning beds.
UV rays damage the skin, often in the form of sunburn. As damage accumulates over time, people can suffer from premature skin aging or even develop cancer.
The American Academy of Dermatology conducted a study of over 1,000 American adults. Participants filled out questionnaires in which they highly rated their sun protection. According to most, its importance has become more significant than it was five years ago.
1/3 of the participants talk about sunburn in the coming months. However, experts note that the risk factor for developing skin cancer is not only a burn, but also the tan itself.
67% of respondents mistakenly believe that SPF 30 provides twice as much protection as SPF 15. In fact, SPF 15 blocks 93% of UV rays, while SPF 30 blocks 97% – just 4% more protection.
43% of people don’t know that tint can also protect against UV rays. 65% say they often forget to reapply sunscreen.
Dr. Lawrence J. Green, board-certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine, recommends wearing clothing and hats and using SPF 30 or higher for any skin type that is exposed to the sun, regardless of the degree of sun exposure. exposure, her complexion. People with darker skin also need sunscreen.
Sunburn, regardless of skin color, is a sign of skin damage that increases the risk of skin cancer and aging.
Experts also recommend using sunscreen before sprays, as it is possible that when spraying, most of the product will disperse into the air and apply unevenly to the skin.