The Best Ways For Men To Prevent Melanoma

By on June 27, 2017

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, men come up short when it comes to knowledge and prevention of skin cancer. Even more alarming research firm TNS Global did a survey of 1,000 American men and women and found that only 51% have used sunscreen over the past 12 months and 70% could not recognize the symptoms of skin cancer.

This study proves to be doubly concerning after reviewing the Journal of the American Medical Association research that shows among caucasian men and women between the ages of 20 and 35, men accounted for only 40 % of skin cancer cases but accounted for 64% of deaths.

With numbers this outrageous, Max WrapUp is obligated to inform readers on the prevention and signs of skin cancer.

Melanoma Prevention

1. Avoid the sun between 10am and 4pm when the sun is at its peak.

2. Broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses keep the face protected from the suns intense UV rays.

3. Wear sunscreen. The CDC recommends an SPF of 15 or higher on a daily bases. For the active males Washington University dermatologists Martha Laurin Council MD, recommends a water-resistant sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and a minimum of SPF 30 be applied every 2 hours.

4. Cover your skin. When in the sun for prolonged periods a long-sleeved shirt (preferably with a UV rating), long pants, of lightweight, and comfortable fabrics is the best way to avoid direct sun rays.

5. Avoid tanning beds. High tensity Ultraviolet rays from tanning beds increases melanoma risk by 75% with some studies showing an increase of up to 300%, according to Lynn Cornelius, MD of Washington University in St. Louis.