20 ‘Innocent’ Habits That Might Give You Cancer (Expert-Verified)

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By The Captain April 5, 2021

20 ‘Innocent’ Habits That Might Give You Cancer (Expert-Verified) 1

We’re staying too much in the sun

We all know that we should be very careful during the hot season to avoid sunburns. However, there’s something more important than that: cancer.

Sunlight naturally produces ultraviolet radiation (UV). Sadly, this is the most common cause of skin cancer in humans, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Multiple studies have proved that getting a single sunburn every two years can triple your risk of melanoma, which is the most fatal type of cancer.

Captain’s Tip: If you’re going to spend time in the direct sunlight, make sure to apply a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF about 20 minutes before getting out of the house. If you have moles or freckles, check their shape and size regularly and let your doctor know about any strange changes. Our Summer Skincare Routine lists some of the best products you can use at the beach, so make sure to check it out right here!

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