Sunscreen should be part of the care ritual
As soon as you wake up you wash your face, brush your teeth and take a shower. Are you sure you are not forgetting any basic care, of which we are obliged to perform daily? If the answer was yes, then you probably thicken the huge mass that ignores the sunscreen tube.
A survey by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology found that about 70% of Brazilians do not use the product daily, not even on hot days
To make matters worse, we live under a culture that still values and sees the tan as a sign of beauty and health.
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The American Cancer Center indicates that there is currently a 10% increase in skin cancer cases per year worldwide. Only in Brazil, the Inca (Cancer Institute) points out that almost 120,000 positive diagnoses of the disease have been registered by December of this year.
Statistics show that it is indispensable to use the filter every day to protect us from the rays emitted by the lights which reach the skin. Yes, because the sun is not the only villain in this story.
The light of the lamps and the computer, for example, also has its share of guilt. Unprotected exposure to sun and light is responsible for the most feared aged appearance among people: wrinkled, stained skin
Exposure to sunlight and lights is responsible for the aged appearance of the skin
A Dermatologist Luciana Lourenço, a member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, explains the action of the main rays: "UVA, although it also causes cancer, is more related to photoaging.It oxidizes cells, causing inflammation.When the cell can no longer regenerate of the damage caused, a scar appears, in this case, the wrinkle. UVB rays are the main cause of cancer, since they occur perpendicular to the skin, causing the redness. is the heat that the skin receives and that acts in the photo aging. "
So it is extremely important to know how to choose the ideal filter. Do not just stick to the packaging FPS, which mainly deals with the power of action against UVB rays. The FPS, for day to day, should never be less than 30 for face and hands (regions of the most sensitive skin) and 15 for the rest of the body. Look for filters that specify the index of protection against UVA rays as well. The nomenclature is PPB, and should be 10 or 15. If indicated by the + symbol, choose the one that has 3 +.
How to identify skin cancer
Stains or spots that change color, itch, grow or shine too much are highly suspect. Anyway, it is worth visiting a dermatologist every year.
He will be able to tell which signs need to be investigated. Remembering that people with dark skin and black skin can also develop skin cancer, and therefore should never waive the use of sunscreen.
The treatment of the disease is to remove the tumor, which can often leave large scars and aesthetically unpleasant.
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