Early Melanoma - Charlotte skin cancer

Skin cancer can be prevented with a proper skin care routine and responsible lifestyle

Charlotte skin cancer is the most common cancer that is diagnosed in people across the world annually. If you are looking to minimize your chances of developing it, use a skin care routine that is targeted at preventing cancer from growing on your skin. Those who have had skin cancer in the past are especially in need of a routine and lifestyle that makes the chances of developing it again as low as possible. By perfecting your skin care routine and being responsible with your sun exposure, you can keep your skin healthy and young-looking.

Skin care products to prevent skin cancer

There are a variety of skin products on the market that are aimed to lower your risk of developing skin cancer. Antioxidant creams, such as Green Tea lotions and Vitamin C creams, can be applied to the skin after the face is washed to combat skin cancer. As we know, antioxidants are powerful free-radical fighters that can help prevent cell DNA mutation that would eventually lead to cancer. If you’re looking for a BB Cream to use as both a foundation and a skin cancer fighter, there are BB creams available that have SPF properties. Make sure you buy one that has an SPF of 30 or higher. There are also high-quality makeup foundations that contain SPF in them, and these would work just as well as the BB Cream.

Sunscreen as skin care

If you have had Charlotte skin cancer in the past, or if you are simply looking to keep your chances of developing the disease as low as possible, purchase a sunscreen that is zinc oxide broad spectrum based. Also, purchase a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 or higher. When picking out a sunscreen, the zinc oxide concentration should be at least 5% in order to be effective. There are also sunscreen mineral sprays available to buy that can be applied quickly and easily. These can be sprayed all over your body in a matter of seconds, and can offer you great protection from the sun.

Responsible lifestyle changes

Aside from changing up your skin care routine, you should also be making lifestyle changes. If you are going out in the sun, make sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Always apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to any skin that may be exposed to the sun. (Make sure to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day.) It’s also important to stay in the shade as much as possible and to wear clothing that keeps your skin protected from the sun.

The Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte – your skin cancer specialists

Charlotte skin cancer can be prevented with a proper skin care routine and lifestyle change. Dr. Deborah Nixon and her team of highly skilled skin specialists at the Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte, NC can work with you to develop a total skin-treatment plan. If you are living in the Charlotte, NC area and are interested in learning more about how to prevent skin cancer, schedule a consultation appointment with us today.


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