Facts about the sun and skin

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASkin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa.

If you are Caucasian and grew up in South Africa and you get long enough, the chances of getting non-melanoma skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma early) is close to 100%.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer.

At age 18, most people receive 80% of sun exposure during your lifetime.

A case of severe sunburn in childhood can double the risk of skin cancer in the future.

Regular application of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 during the first 18 years of life can significantly reduce the risk of some types of skin cancer by more than 75%.

Farmers are particularly at risk, because they have long periods of exposure to strong sunlight. They are not at risk of developing basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

Sun is responsible for 80% of premature skin aging, so sunscreen better defense against wrinkles.

Use sunscreen every day, because it is associated with sun exposure – while driving a car or mowing the lawn – representing 80% of the exposure to life. Remember to use sunscreen on a cloudy day, 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds, smoke, fog, haze and thin clouds.

Dermatologist speculated that if the parents fail to put sunscreen on their children, the number of new cases of skin cancer could jump by tens of millions over the next two decades.

Many sporting activities in or near water, snow, sand or concrete to increase sun exposure to reflect up to 90% of UV rays.

Women of all ages are more likely than men to use products with SPF 15 or higher and use a sunscreen product. Perhaps this is one reason why the frequency of sunburn is higher in men than in women. The opposite is true for people 40 and older. For adults over 40, men are more likely to develop melanoma than women. For adults under 40, is anything but. Women are more likely to develop melanoma.

Sun beds and tanning lamps emit UVA and even ads can safely claim otherwise.

Sunscreen is one of the most important ways to protect children from sun damage at a later date.

Sun exposure at higher altitudes could mean increased exposure to UV rays. Thin clean air and increase the intensity of the sun and its effect on the skin;

Always be sure to add a sunscreen ears, nose, neck and hands. This area is easily forgotten, but prone to severe burns.

Skin reactions can occur when sunlight interacts with chemicals or certain medicines. Some antibiotics, colognes and perfumes can irritate or make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Sunscreen can help protect the skin and prevent the reaction. Consult with your doctor.

A one-time dose of sunlight can cause permanent damage to the skin. On average, children get three times more sun exposure than adults.

As the SPF (sun protection factor) that shows the amount of time you can stay in the sun before burning if you do not use sunscreen at all. SPF 45 product blocks 30 and more than 96% of the UV rays of the sunset.

Apply sunscreen, even under a beach umbrella. These rays can be seen in the sand and scope. It applies to concrete, snow and other reflective surfaces, too.

Remember to read and follow the instructions on sunscreen labels.