Scientists at Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research have identified a gene that triggers cells to become cancerous after exposure to the sun.
The discovery could lead to better skin cancer treatments, with the ultimate goal of developing targeted drugs that can fix the damaged genes.
Great news, but you still need to protect yourself—melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 25 to 29.
Make sure you protect your body by slathering on a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. That way, you’ll filter at least 92 percent of the sun’s harmful rays. (The higher the SPF, the better your protection.)
In the U.S., UV rays are the most hazardous between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This spring, stow a bottle of the stuff in your purse so you can reapply it throughout the day.
Want more ways to protect you skin? Buy inexpensive face cleanser. They’re on your skin for such little time there aren’t many added benefits, plus, some ingredients like peppermint and eucalyptus can actually cause irritation.
And, stop wrinkles from forming by using a topical retinoid.
Here’s why: Retinoids, which contain vitamin A, are one of the most potent agents for preventing and reversing sun damage and signs of aging. They speed skin renewal by shedding dull, pore-clogging cells and increase collagen production to prevent wrinkles.
If you don’t want to end up like an old wrinkly pumpkin then find a sunscreen that works for you and make a habit of wearing it everyday. Since I walk five days a week, outside, it’s important that I put on the sunscreen very day, it’s become a part of my routine.
MikeZ_trying to keep away the years with sunscreen.
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