Many people spend long periods of time exposed to the elements, especially the sun and wind. In addition to the skin becoming painfully dry, chapped, and itchy, skin cancer can also occur as a result of too much exposure to the sun without protection. Use the following tips to protect yourself:
- Wear a sweat proof and waterproof sunscreen lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher whenever outdoors.
- Wear protective clothing such as: a hat with a broad brim, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and long pants, when practical.
- Avoid working in direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if possible.
- Wear lip protection that contains a sunscreen.
- Moisturize skin daily.
- Check skin regularly for suspicious sores, moles, and growths. Look for sores that don’t heal; growths or moles that are irregularly shaped, large, (the size of a pencil eraser or larger), or have jagged, notched, or indistinct borders.
- In the event you find suspicious sores, moles or growths consult a physician as soon as possible.
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