There are many mistakes that cause harm to our skin, without us even knowing! The numbers are scary with cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer among women. They have actually doubled in the past five decades! Here, we examine the simple mistakes we make, and learn how to correct them, leaving your skin glowing and gorgeous!
- First, using moisturizes as a sunscreen, or anything without SPF in it, is a big no-no! But don’t just rely on your SPF foundation, or moisturizer to keep your skin protected. While moisturizer is a MUST for skin hydration, if you plan on being outside for more than 15 minutes, you should apply a facial sunscreen.
- Second, checking your family’s cancer history record is something that many of us often forget to keep in mind. There are facts behind the degree of cancer that you may be at risk of. There is also a strong heredity predisposition to melanoma behaviors, like, the entire family balking at the use of sunscreen can play a role, but it also boils down to genetics.
- Third, in addition to checking your family’s medical history, checking your sunscreen expiration date is crucial in assuring you are actually being protected. Many people do not know there is an expiration date for sunscreen.
- Fourth, there is also the chance you are not using the correct sunscreen, and that is any with broad spectrum/UV protection, that will offer you protection from UV rays. Also, since sunscreen is a chemical barrier, it comes off easily, so it needs to be reapplied every few hours.