By Clara Short

Your Ultimate Skincare Guide to Preventing Skin Cancer

Do you know how to protect your skin?

Skin cancer affects 980,000 Australians each year. This disease damages more than superficial beauty. When not treated promptly, it can spread to other organs in the body and lead to death.

You can take measures to prevent skin cancer with SPF sunscreen and more. Keep reading to learn the ways you can keep your skin safe and beautiful!

Limit Sun Exposure

While the sun can boost our mood and vitamin D production, we should not stay in it all of the time. Limit your sun exposure when possible to avoid soaking in too much harmful radiation.

Stay indoors during times the sun index peaks. This occurs between about 10 am and 2 pm when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky.

If you must hang out outdoors during these times, find shade. Sitting beneath a tree or setting up an umbrella allows you to enjoy beautiful weather while practicing sun safety.

Slather on SPF Sunscreen

Sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. Many people think that they do not need to worry as long as they do not sunbathe. But even short bursts of consistent exposure to UV rays can change the cells inside your skin.

Wearing sunscreen or other products containing SPF can help prevent skin cancer. If you plan to spend a day at the beach or out in the sun, put a higher SPF sunscreen on your face and any exposed skin. Anything over 35 SPF provides suitable protection.

For other days, make beauty products containing SPF part of your daily routine. You can find it in makeup and lotions that do not leave a greasy residue like sunscreen.

Understand that the SPF will absorb into your skin. Reapply every couple of hours during the day to keep yourself protected.

Wear Long Sleeves

On hot days in the sun, cover your arms and legs in long sleeves. This may sound counterintuitive to keeping cool, but it can actually help with that as well as protecting your skin. 

Cover your limbs with loose-fitting cotton or linen. Do not skip sunscreen, even when covered, because clothing does not completely block out UV rays.

Cover Your Head

People often think to cover up their bodies, but forget about their highest point. The sun beats down on your noggin, making your head and neck the most likely body parts to receive sun damage.

Wear a hat! You can find adorable sun hats to cover all occasions. Choosing one with a brim will ensure that they also protect your face and neck.

Prevent Skin Cancer for Life

Using sunscreen and other products containing SPF will not only keep you looking youthful and fresh. It will also help protect you from developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer ruins lives and can even take them. So do not play games with your health!

We offer a number of beauty and skincare products that will keep your body's largest organ healthy and protected against UV rays. Take our skincare quiz to see which products suit you best!