Excessive sun exposure is thought to be the primary cause of skin cancer. Sunbathing and tanning appears to be responsible for the rise in skin cancer rates. Experts agree that sunscreen is the next best defense against skin cancer.
Several studies by health leaders in the United States lend credence to the importance of sunscreen. The following organizations declare sunscreen a necessary tool in the prevention of skin cancer:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Cancer Society
- American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- US Department of Heath and Human Services
Although there are skin types that are more susceptible to skin cancer, we all should be vigilant because catching too many rays will harm your skin whatever type of skin you have. So let's maintain a healthy skin and healthy body.