you a sun tan enthusiast? Do you love lying by the beach
or do you hit the sun tan studio regularly for that dark,
tanned look? Watch out for the health risk!
How effective is sunscreen against skin cancer?
Just in case that you are one of those who believe that a beautiful
body is a tanned body, one of the risk of having too much sun
is the risk of getting skin cancer. There are many types of
them can be fatal in a short period of time. An approximated
one in five Americans will be diagnosed with a
case of skin
One of the major causes of skin cancer
is simply too much exposure to the sun. However, many sun worshippers
believe that simply applying a high-SPF sunscreen
will be sufficient protection when it comes to avoiding the
of skin cancer. However, new studies show that the sunscreens
we trust to protect us against the sun’s harmful rays
may not be as effective as we once thought they were.
Sunscreen provides the body with a good
layer of protection from UV-B rays. UV-B rays are emitted by
the sun, and
they are the
main entity responsible for people getting sunburns. By wearing
a high SPF value sunscreen, you block many of the effects caused
by the UV-B rays, and you probably won’t get a burned
by the sun.
However, most sunscreens do not provide
from UV-A rays. Also, people that expose themselves to the
sun while wearing sunscreen tend to stay out longer, allowing
and more UV-A rays to penetrate their skin. The increased
exposure to the sun’s rays can add up; the risks of skin cancer
increase regardless of how many UV-B rays that your sunscreen
filters out. The UV-A rays tend to penetrate to the deeper
layers of the skin, and they are also known to have a greater
when it comes to giving you wrinkles or even skin cancer.
To that end, it is important to choose
your sunscreen products wisely. If you wish to protect your
body against all the
rays of the sun, it’s important to choose a sunscreen
that features broad-spectrum protection.
to the different types of rays that the sunscreen protects
against, both UV-A and UV-B. These products are known
to help ward off
the effects of the harmful UV-A rays better than their common
sunscreen counterparts. For the best protection against UV-A
rays, you should look for a sunscreen that contains the following
ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and/or avobenzone.
It is also important to ensure that the sunscreen that you
select has a high SPF value to keep the UV-B rays at
bay. As a matter
of fact, the SPF value advertised for sunscreens refers only
to their ability to block the effects of UV-B rays.
going to the beach, be sure to pick up a sunscreen
that is water-resistant.
Also, it’s important to reapply the sunscreen regularly
to ensure that you are getting a full protection. Another
factor to note is how thinly you are spreading the sunscreen.
who use sunscreen apply too thin of a layer, limiting the
effectiveness of the compound.
While sunscreen may not be as efficient
as we once thought, it is still important to wear. They do
protect the body
against skin cancer, albeit in a limited way.
The number of skin cancer diagnoses increase by the year, so it’s
important to do all that you can do to protect your body.