10 Home Remedies For Skin Cancer
While there are no home remedies for curing skin cancer, there are things that you can do from home to prevent skin cancer.
This article will teach you how to stay safe when you are in the sun. Also, this article will tell you what to look for, as there are sometimes obvious signs that indicate that you have skin cancer.
Prevention Of Skin Cancer
#1. Sunniest Hours of the Day
The sun is most powerful between 10AM and 4PM. If you are outside during this time you should make sure that you are in a shady area, or that you at least have some sunscreen on. The sun doesn’t only affect you in the summer. Make sure that you protect yourself from the sun’s rays no matter what season it is during this time.
#2. Avoid Burning
When you get sunburn it increases the chance that you will one day get skin cancer. Burned skin is damaged skin. Follow these natural home remedies to avoid getting burned. If you do get burned, then rub some aloe vera gel on the burns. This will help to ease the itching and inflammation of the area.
#3. Cover Up
Even though it may be warm out, you should still try to wear enough clothes to cover your skin. It’s not about being modest; it’s about being safe. The more covered your skin is, the less likely it is that the sun will be able to harm it. It’s also a good idea to wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes.
Wearing sunscreen is probably the best home remedy to avoid getting skin cancer. Before you go outside, about half an hour before you go out, you should put on sunscreen. To be safe, wear sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 or higher. Reapply sunscreen every half hour to an hour when you are outside. A little sunscreen can go a long way to keeping you safe.
#5. Avoid Tanning
Sun tanning, whether outside or in a tanning booth, can be highly dangerous to your skin. While tanning booths are more dangerous, it is still not a good idea to focus your energy on getting a suntan either. If you want darker skin, then try using spray tan instead. This will probably look just as fine, it takes less time, and it won’t give you skin cancer.
Checking yourself for skin cancer is an important natural home remedy if you want it to be cured. The earlier that you detect it, the better the chance that a doctor will be able to cure it, or at least slow down the cancer’s growth. Check yourself from head to toe once a month. Listed below are the signs that you may have skin cancer. If you notice any of these skin problems, see your doctor as soon as possible.
#7. Skin Growths
One type of skin growth that you might have of you have skin cancer would be a large irregular shaped circle. If it is clear, white, or multicolored than it could be cancerous. Do not confuse skin tags and noncancerous moles with these growths, as those kinds of skin growths are harmless. If the mark appeared after you turned 21 then it may be cancerous as well.
#8. Irregular Brown Spots
There are cancerous brown spots that may look like moles that can be cancerous. They will be different from moles in many ways. They will be large (larger than the head of a pencil eraser), non-circular, and they can change in color. Normal moles are small, usually form a circle, and stay the same color throughout a person’s life.
#9. Spots & Sores
If you have an injury, especially a sore, that is constantly itchy, scabs over, harms your skin, and just hurts for longer than usual then you may have skin cancer. Try to treat the wound first, as if you read this you are likely to over-react the next time that you get hurt. If treatment doesn’t work, then you should see a doctor.
#10. Healing Problems
If you do have a sore that doesn’t seem to be healing well, or that keeps hurting long after it should, then you may have skin cancer. Have a doctor look at the sore if it does not heal within three weeks. In the meantime, make sure that you clean the area with warm soapy water and keep it bandaged to keep out infection.