The best sunscreen is a safe sunscreen.
Unfortunately, most sunscreens have harmful sunscreen ingredients and don’t perform as they claim, yet still become popular in the sunscreen ratings and are widely used.
The skin cancer rate continues to climb!
We must know what to look for in a safe sunscreen to find the best protection from the sun’s rays and guard against skin cancer.
The ultraviolet rays of most concern to us are the UVA rays and the UVB rays.
It’s important to remember this:
· UVA rays are the main cause of melanoma and rapid aging of your skin
· Vitamin D is a powerful defense against melanoma and accelerated skin aging
· UVB rays are the most important source of vitamin D
Understanding the following gives us the best approach to sun care:
· Minimize UVA to minimize melanoma and skin aging
· Maximize UVB, without burning, to maximize vitamin D
Therefore sunscreens that do not provide a high level of protection against UVA radiation put you at a greater risk of melanoma, other types of skin cancer and early aging of your skin.
Sunscreens that block UVB rays entirely, or too much, are stopping the source of vitamin D from the sun.
This describes about 98% of sunscreens. Use of these sunscreens does put you at a higher risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.
You need sunlight! And you need to avoid burning!
The best protection a sunscreen can provide against melanoma and other diseases is to not block out all of the UVB rays, while blocking out the UVB. For everyday use a 15 SPF is sufficient and when spending more time in the sun use a 30 SPF, both with high protection Broad Spectrum. Choose sunscreens that do not contain harmful, chemical toxic ingredients, rather natural ingredients.
Regarding all the sunscreen choices we have available, more than 59% are ‘high hazard’ or not ‘effective’ or ‘both.’ Less than 20% are ‘low hazard.’
So the choices are narrowing down.
Always read the label to know what is you are rubbing on (or feeding) your skin.
You can find a list of harmful sunscreen ingredients and good sunscreen ingredients in Sunscreen Facts.
Being that I’ve had stage 4 squamous cell cancer, been through radiation treatments and over 20 years later still have some minor basal cell and squamous lesions on my face as a result of overexposure and sunburn that happened in my youth.
I need good protection from the harm that could be done and I know I need sufficient vitamin D.
Several years ago I found a best sunscreen that has provided the protection I need. There are other good protection and safe natural sunscreens available. I just really like this one. Take a look.
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Updated July 1, 2015
"MELANOMA : “NO BIG DEAL ” IT'S JUST SKIN CANCER!
Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick
Scared to Death!!! - by Shelly
Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie
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The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
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The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
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