Skin cancer is on a definite rise amongst people all over the world and this is becoming a major cause for concern for those who’re constantly under the glare of the sun. Skin cancer is known to be caused by overexposure to UV radiation which can be direct or indirect. This is particularly harmful for those whose jobs or work entail traveling or those who’re always on the move.
The sun’s rays can be harmful but it is next to impossible to ensure complete isolation from it because then one would have to stay cooped up indoors all the time and that is not what one can afford in these times. The best way is to ensure that the UV rays are prevented from harming your skin. As is usually believed, skin cancer does not always have symptoms like sunburns which means that you could have already been inflicted by the disease and in the first few stages you will be completely unaware of it. Shocking and terrifying, isn’t it? Well you don’t have to go sick with worry because we have a few tips to ensure that you’re well protected from the glare of the sun.
Everyone from doctors and cosmetic surgeons and specialists to skin care professionals will advise you to use a sunscreen and indeed, this is the safest and one of the most important ways to ensure skin protection. Try not to be out of doors for too long when the sun is directly overhead but if this is absolutely unavoidable and you simply have to bear the sun and the heat, make sure you are armed with a good sunscreen. Some of these creams nowadays can actually harm your skin instead of doing any good so make sure that you get one from a well-known and reputed brand. Remember, this is your skin and you don’t a cream that will destroy it, in a bid to keep from spending more money. If spending a little more money gets you the best sunscreen, go for it. Also, see that the sunscreen has an SPF of at least 15 and if you’re a regular sun worker, raise the bar to an SPF 30.
The best way to combat the sun is to wear a straw hat. These hats come with a wide brim that not only covers your head and face but also your neck and shoulders. You must have seen numerous postcards with pretty pictures of people wearing straw hats and enjoying a fine morning out in the garden. Well it is time to adorn one of these hats yourself! You can go for a simple classic straw hat or one that comes with embellishments if it’s a day out in the town for you. They are easily available and very affordable too. If you agree to lighten your pockets, you can get straw hats specialized for controlling moisture and sweat caused by the sun. These hats are most fantastic and stylish to adorn too!
These hats are easy to clean too! Just a bit of soap and water and hang it on a peg to dry in the sun and in no time, your straw hat will be ready to sit on your pretty head and take a walk in the park!