Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin

Summer, in many parts of our country, comes not only with unbearable heat but also with other evils like dehydration, heat stroke, low energy levels, an upset tummy and sunburn.

In a study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, it has been found that sunburn is closely associated with a higher risk of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.  Agrees Dr. Apratim Goel, Medical Director, Cutis Skin Solution, “Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are one of the major risk factors behind skin cancer.

Exposure to these rays can damage the DNA in melanin making cells called melanocytes, causing cancer.”  There are 3 types of UV rays, namely, UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVB ray is known to have an early and direct effect on your skin.

It is mostly responsible for casing sunburns and also considered as the culprit behind most skin cancers.

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