CANCER CARE

5 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

By Sherry Baker  @SherryNewsViews
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May 09, 2017

Don’t bake in the sun — cover up! 

Instead of taking skin-damaging sunbaths, seek out shady areas and beach umbrellas this summer. Wear hats and sunglasses that filter out UV radiation to protect your eyes and the delicate skin in the eye area. Don T-shirts and other cover-ups when at the pool or beach, too.

In fact, consider wearing sun protective clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) on the label for outdoor activities. The higher the UPF, the higher the protection. UPF clothing protects with a tight weave but is often lightweight. You can find a variety of UPF long sleeve shirts made specifically to be worn while swimming to help protect from too much sun.

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA