Apply Sunscreen: Regularly apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, even on cloudy days. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you're swimming or sweating.
Seek Shade: When outdoors, especially during peak sun hours (usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.), stay in the shade to minimize direct sun exposure.
Wear Protective Clothing: Opt for clothing that covers your arms, legs, and neck. Look for clothes with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) for added sun protection.
Wear Sunglasses: Choose sunglasses that offer UV protection to shield your eyes and the delicate skin around them from harmful rays.
Use Hats: Wear wide-brimmed hats that shade your face, neck, and ears. This provides additional protection to these sensitive areas.
Avoid Tanning Beds: Tanning beds emit harmful UV radiation that significantly increases your risk of skin cancer. Avoid using them altogether.
Perform Regular Skin Checks: Conduct monthly self-examinations of your skin to look for any changes, new moles, or irregularities.
Schedule Regular Dermatologist Visits: Professional skin exams by a dermatologist can help identify potential skin cancer early.