Experts Explain How To Apply Sunscreen

Many are neglecting basic precautions such as using sunscreen, even after getting skin cancer, a new study has found. Researchers looked at survey results from 760 adults with skin cancer histories and 34,000 people without malignancies. Past skin cancer is not linked to lower odds of sunburn, according to the study, led by Johns Hopkins professor Alexander Fischer. Only 54% of those with previous diagnoses wore sunscreen, more than the paltry 33% of the rest of the subjects. In the U.S., one in five will develop skin cancer, with one dying from melanoma every hour, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Want to beat the odds? The AAD says that in order to prevent sunburn (which also, of course, leads to premature aging), everyone should use sunscreen that combats both UVA and UVB rays, with an SPF of at least 30. It should also be water resistant. Sunscreen should be worn outside year-round, even on cloudy days, and rub-in sunscreen is preferable to spray on. Experts also suggest setting up alerts on smart phones when you’re at the beach to remind you to reapply. (Tech Times)