Which Sunscreen Can Prevent Sunburn And Skin Cancer

Posted: May 30 2016, 9:41am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Which Sunscreen Can Prevent Sunburn and Skin Cancer
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  • The Right Kind of Sunscreen Lotion makes All the Difference in the World

It is probably the case that the right kind of sunscreen lotion makes all the difference in the world. It can in fact save you from not only sunburn but skin cancer.

There are so many sunbathers who forget to slather on some sunscreen lotion today. It almost makes one wonder that why are these people treating life like it were a worthless thing.

Self-preservation is the first law of life. Yet here it seems that such extreme negligence is inviting such conditions as sunburn and its more serious cousin, skin cancer, into the lives of these ignorant folks.  

Over 760 patients with a history of skin cancer were a part of this study. 34,000 people who were healthy were also selected for the research. A history of skin cancer tended not to be linked in any way with less of a tendency of contracting sunburn.

The population could easily relapse into a further bout with the deadly disease known as skin cancer. The surprising thing was that only about half of the patients who had a close brush with death in the past, used any sunscreen. This was absolutely preposterous. Only 33% of those who did not have a history of skin cancer used sunscreen lotion.   

This shows that the improvement in precautionary measures was only minimal among those who had a previous bout of skin cancer. Even among this large sample of people that had never had any skin cancer in the past, the chances of getting badly burnt by the sun were large since such a vast percentage hardly used any suncreen lotion.

Approximately 20% of Americans will develop skin diseases related to sun exposure. Of these a small percentage will die of melanoma due to a worsening of the condition. 

Thus the choice and usage of sunscreen lotion is of paramount importance. To protect the skin from skin cancer, sunburn and wrinkles, a broad spectrum sunscreen with the ability to ward off UVA and UVB rays would be ideal.

The SPF or Sun Protection Factor ought to be 30 or higher. Also the lotion ought to be waterproof in its nature. UVA rays lead to an aging of the skin.

Meanwhile, UVB rays cause a burning effect on the skin. Sunscreen should be applied liberally when out in the sun’s rays or on a beach. The spray-on types are not as reliable as those that are manually applied to the skin.  

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