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What precautions should you take against skin cancer? Many persons react to this question with bemusement and confusion. Is an average person required to take protection against this problem? Should one consider this risk even if there is no instance of skin cancer in the heredity?
Well, skin cancer occurs not because of exposure to the sun but because of exposure to the harmful components’ of sunlight. It is function of ozone to prevent the entry of these harmful components in the atmosphere. However, the ozone hole combined with the general degradation of our lifestyle has put us at high risk to skin cancer.
If you have a job that requires you to expose your body to the sun for long durations, it is important to take the necessary precautions against skin cancer. Thankfully, one does not have to go in for elaborate measures to solve this problem. Simply applying the right sunscreen in the right quantity should be enough to protect your body from this risk. Simply preventing the harmful ultraviolet rays from penetrating your skin should do the trick.
However, it is important to make sure that you stay protected. Applying sunscreen at the beginning of your day but ignoring the fact that you sweat a lot and wipe the sunscreen off when you are wiping the sweat can leave you at risk despite your precautions. Make sure you apply sunscreen at least twice a day when you intend to spend a lot of time under the sun. Make sure you choose a product manufactured by reputed manufacturer approved by the right regulatory authority.