Do not let the skin, enjoying the sun
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It is a cliché to say that the skin has memory, from birth began to receive solar radiation are added. The skin sunburn can forgive but not forget the radiation received and will come a time in life where you may begin to appear derivatives such as photoaging and skin cancer problems.
Sunburn is the main risk of skin cancer and excessive tanning accelerates skin aging. Therefore we must protect our skin and early detection of skin cancer by monitoring any changes (color, shape, size or bleeding) of lunar and consult a doctor with any questions.
There are three types of skin cancer
• Basal cell carcinoma is the most common. Usually seen in over 50 years preferably in the face. Shaped pink nodule or pigmented tendency to ulcerate and bleed. However, it can appear at any location. It is increasing in young women.
• The squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common. It usually occurs in more exposed areas of skin (face, forearm and back of hands) at age 70, in the form of rapidly growing tumor that can invade nearby lymph nodes.
• The melanoma, the least common and most feared. It is responsible for over 80% of deaths from skin cancer. In males, usually seen on the trunk and legs in women. Simulates a mole with changes in color, size or shape. If not detected early invade lymph nodes and blood vessels, reproducing distance.
Between 50% and 90% of skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet radiation, whether from the sun or from artificial sources such as tanning lamps.
As noted in the article “Skin Care” sun baths on the beach, outdoor sports and outdoor jobs are risky activities, if appropriate sun protection measures are taken.
Marbella and in general all the Costa del Sol, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and high level of solar irradiation. It is therefore an area of particular risk, so the protection of the skin is particularly suitable and the visit to the pharmacy to find a suitable for your skin type protection is necessary.
2. Between the hours of midday an 4 o’clock in the afternoon, keep in the shade as radiation is at its highest.