Use sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure
Avoiding excessive sun exposure is extremely important to prevent skin cancer, especially in tropical areas and high altitudes. Keep in mind that UV radiation penetrates clouds, and it is important to be aware of the intensity of UV radiation in your area, even on a cloudy day. Use sunscreen and wear sun-protective clothing, including hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses. Avoid tanning and sunbathing, and use a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF, applying them 20 minutes before going out and reapplying every 2 hours, especially if you’re sweating or swimming. It is very important that parents apply protective measures to their children to prevent skin cancer in later life. Similarly, infants younger than 1-year-old should be covered from direct sunlight at all times. If we apply these measures, we can reduce the incidence of non-melanoma cancer by near 80%.