Skin is the largest organ of your body. It functions as the protector of body from the heat, cold, UV radiation, and bacteria as well as regulates our body temperature. As it is very essential for our body, we should take care of our skin’s health and prevent ourselves from cancer.
Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the outer layer of the skin. It is one that has the potential to cause death. This disease is the most common diagnosed cancer in the world. It is found that nowadays, young people are the most diagnosed skin cancer. Before we talk about how to prevent this illness, it is better we understand first about the types and the main cause. There are three types of skin cancer. From the light to the highest death risks, the types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Taking the proper pre-cautions is essential to prevent yourself from those kinds of cancer.
There are some ways that you can do to prevent yourself against this disease. First, you can use sunscreen with at least has SPF 15 or higher. It is a very effective product to prevent your skin especially when you are doing outdoor activity. Second, avoid doing outdoor activity in midday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. because in these hours, the sun ray is causing the highest risk to damage your skin. Third, keep yourself in a steady place where you don’t get direct sunlight. Next, you have to protect your children from the sun because it is found that the exposure on sunlight in childhood is one of the factors of skin cancer. The last is that you have to wear protective clothing when you go outside to direct sunlight. The clothing will cover your skin and it is an effective way to reduce the risk of this fatal illness.
Applying the above ways of preventing skin cancer may reduce your risk from being diagnosed from skin cancer. It’s better preventing than curing. So, take good pre-cautions for your skin’s health and get a healthy skin.