Sun protection must be practiced daily in order to prevent or delay skin cancers such as Melanoma. Your eyesight might potentially suffer from Macular Degeneration and other diseases too if you do not practice sun safety.
Even if one life gets saved because of practicing sun protection, then those efforts have been time well spent towards a great cause.
However, sun protection in general is a cause dedicated to saving many lives. The ultimate goal of everyone must be to inform as many people as possible about the dangers of being in the sun and therefore avoid sun damage and skin problems.
There are many ways to start protecting your body from head to toe right now. This will promote a healthier you and healthier skin. It’s sometimes hard with new habits, but we should all accept them with open arms especially if they are good for us.
After years of being outdoors or driving your car in your daily route, you will discover that a little effort will go a long way in saving your skin, your eye sight as well as your overall health.
Every summer you can hardly wait to go outdoors, to play and have fun. But right now is the time to plan daily sun protection, because this is a year round and daily schedule:
• Wear a protective hat
• Apply sun screen to your face
• Wear sunglasses
• Wear UV protective clothing
• Avoid sun tanning
• Wear driving gloves
• Apply tinted UV film to your vehicle’s window
• Use a UV umbrella
• Lower your air plane window shade all the way down during flight
• Close your drapes before you go to bed
• Arrange your desk so you are not right by the window all day
• Apply UV film to your home and office windows
• Always seek shade if you can, so you will be sun safe
Skin cancer is on the rise and melanoma is the deadliest one of its kind. Research has shown that too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation or UV rays is the major contributing factor.
However, even one real bad sun exposure in childhood could set the stage for a grim adulthood. It may sound too harsh, but one may choose to stay out of the sun altogether.
Sun damage could be a slow process, but it builds up one day at a time until it’s too late.
There are 3 kinds of skin cancers at the top of the list:
• Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
• Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Even though all three are very dangerous, but melanoma is the most dangerous and deadliest if not detected early.
In other words, melanoma has a high cure rate if caught early on and removed completely. Mohs surgery is an advanced method for removing melanoma.
UV rays pouring down from the sun or tanning beds cause Melanoma by indirect DNA damage. This means the UVA penetrates the human skin deep and damages the natural order of the molecules.
This leads to molecules reacting in a random manner with DNA and therefore move around like headless chickens.
Actually there is nothing funny about these so called free radicals which are in fact very dangerous to our health.
So if the melanoma is detected early, the free radicals may be stopped also dead in their tracks.
Otherwise, they could start spreading which is called metastasizing. That’s when the cure is much harder if any, because it could have spread to any organ in the body such as the brain.