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5 Ways To Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk Outside Of Just Wearing SPF
Your Diet
Through your diet, you can incorporate foods, vitamins, and nutrients with antioxidants that are essentially the equivalent of edible sunscreen.
Antioxidants create internal barriers when consumed through select foods like blueberries, carrots, watermelon, cauliflower, and green tea.
Expand Your Wardrobe With Conscious Choices
Choose clothing labeled with ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) values, aka fashion’s sunscreen. They block UVA and UVB rays, both of which can instigate skin cancers.
Look for clothes labeled at least UPF 15. Whether it’s a UPF-specific garment or not, the best sun protection comes from loose-fitting clothes made from tightly sewn fabric.
Hats On Heads & Glasses On Faces
Accessories like sunglasses can help prevent skin cancer from developing in and around the eyes. Some indicate safeguarding from UVA and UVB rays, and others have broader coverage.
While any hat is better than no hat, other accessories like wide-brimmed hats provide the most shading of your hair, ears, and shoulders.