Skin cancer is a common issue around the world. In fact, it is more common than all other types of cancer combined. Approximately one in five Americans will develope skin cancer. It is also very dangerous. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent skin cancer.

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There are several things that you can do to lessen your chances of getting skin cancer. If it is already too late, choose a trusted dermatology clinic to make a treatment plan.

The first tip is to use sun protection. Make choose to use a sunscreen that has a SPF of 30 or higher for adequate protection. Further, make to generously cover every inch of exposed skin. This also includes your toes. Please note that if you will be doing any water activities, you will need water resistant sunscreen. Otherwise, it will just wash right off. In fact, you are more likely to get sun burned in the water because the sunlight reflects off the water.

You will also want to wear a hat and sunglasses to avoid burns. If you feel yourself start to burn, immediately seek out shade and apply more sunscreen. Lastly, avoid tanning beds as even a little tanning is unhealthy and will contribute to the possibility of skin cancer.