Wrong Selection of Sunscreen Causes Skin Cancer

suncreen linked to skin cancer

People who use sunscreens are 72 percent likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma), as per a recent study.

Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that develops from abnormal moles.  Symptoms of melanoma usually surface at last stage. The deadly diseases usually begin as unusual moles emerge on skin.  Moles may vary in term of shape, size and color.  Such kind of mole may appear as an unhealing bruise.

According to the World Health Organization, melanoma is the fifth most common type of cancer.

Researchers from the British Association of Dermatologists found that sunscreens are linked to skin cancer. It dramatically increases the risk of lethal form of skin cancer: melanoma.

Since past several years, dermatologists have been emphasizing on the benefits of sunscreens. Hence, the new study is pretty shocking for everyone.

The report printed in Journal of American Academy of Dermatology suggests that people usually ignore three really significant things related to sunscreen.  They usually apply cheap and easily available sunscreen instead of choosing the right one. Additionally, they do not bother to reapply sunscreen after every five to six hours. These things make sunscreen dangerous for skin rather than cure.

Therefore, selection of sunscreen is pretty important. Skin experts recommend that a good sunscreen should protect skin from UVB and UVA lights. There are sunscreens that contain high protection against UVA but no protection for UVB.

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