How do I prevent skin cancer?
The best way to prevent skin cancer for you and your family is by sun protection. While starting at birth is best, it is never too late to start protecting yourself from the sun.
- Stay out of the sun when it is the strongest, from 10 am to 4 pm.
- While in the sun, choose clothing fabrics that are tightly woven and that you cannot see through when held to the light.
- Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above while in the sun. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. Even though you are not being visibly burnt in the sun, your skin can still be undergoing damage.
- Wear sunglasses that give 100% UVA and UVB protection to keep your eyes and their surrounding skin safe.