Nowadays, the sun is very often blamed for the increasing number of skin cancer cases. But, besides that, when it comes to skin cancer, the negative effect of the use of tanning beds also attracts a lot of attention.
However, it is a big question if the sun should be blamed for this kind of health issues.
There are various types of cancer today, but WEBMD points out that non melanoma skin cancer is the most common type. In order to prevent or fight this vicious disease, people are using various sunblock products, taking drugs to strengthen their immune system, or get laser and burn treatments. In spite of all that precaution and determined fight, somehow, the main reasons for this disease pass by unnoticed.
How likely is that the sun is not the cause of skin cancer?
Did you know that you are making a huge mistake when you put a sunblock on? You should not be protecting yourself from the sun, because our body gets a significant amount of very useful vitamin D from the sun, so the sun is actually what protects you from cancer. Sure, you should expose yourself to the sun moderately. Going to extremes is never a wise decision.
You may not know, but there are other aspects that should be considered when determining the cause of skin cancer.
An example of a woman who had skin cancer, beat it, but refused to go out into the sun after that, shows that her actions were not quite reasonable. The rates of the skin cancer cases significantly increased in the last century, but if the sun is the reason for that, how did our ancestors manage to avoid this disease in such a high percentage, when they spent much more time in the sun than we do now?
Main physical factors responsible for skin cancer
- Toxic Skin Products
Today we can freely say that most skin care products we use are toxic. Our everyday products contain a lot of chemical substances. Ask yourself how poisonous your make up is. Other products that you use on a regular basis should also be under the question mark. It should not be difficult to answer this question. It is enough to look at their packaging. Those chemical ingredients are nothing but toxins, and they are the cause of skin cancer. Think well before you go to spray tanning salon next time.
Smelling and looking good come with a price.
- Sunblock products
As previously stated, most of today’s skin care products contain unhealthy ingredients. Unfortunately, that applies to sunblock products as well. Therefore, you should choose organic products instead, and you should keep in mind the fact that cancer comes from the inside of the body, not from the external environment. That means, healthy nutrition is the best prevention.
Sugar consumption drastically increased during the last century. Approximate amount of consumed sugar of 130-180 pounds per year is really concerning, compared to 5 pounds per year, what was the case one hundred years ago. Avoid sugar if you want to be healthy, and if you already have a cancerous condition, avoid sugar in order to get better. If you don’t control your sugar intake, your health is in a serious danger. Similar effect have dairy products, corn, genetically modified white refined wheat products and poly-unsaturated vegetable oils.
- Lack of Vegetables
Instead of taking 6-8 portions of organic vegetables per day, most of us take just 1-2 portions. If that’s the case with you too, change that as soon as possible. It is important that the vegetables are pesticide free, and you can use them in their natural form, or in the form of juice. Good choice includes eating green leafy veggies such as kale, swiss chard, bok choy, collard greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, top of beet leaves, etc. Carrots are also very good vegetables, especially beneficial for the skin. If needed, you can use organic food supplements to support your health condition.
Is it necessary to mention that physical activities play a significant role in maintaining the health of your skin, as well as avoiding various vices, such as smoking and alcohol consumption?
This list of potential causes of skin cancer is most certainly not final, but it gives you a good start. Use it to identify your bad habits. When you do that, turn your bad habits into a healthy lifestyle and accept that the sun is not responsible for your health – you are.
If you end up with this brutal disease, despite balanced and healthy lifestyle, think about possible emotional and consciousness factors. The answer is in your mind.