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Prevent

There are ways to prevent this deadly form of skin cancer from developing.
  • Avoid overexposure to ultraviolet rays, including the sunlight and tanning beds
  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, especially from 10a-4p
  • Put sunscreen on your children
  • Make sure sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays
  • Wear hats, sunglasses, t-shirts, etc. in the sun
  • Use lotions, make-up, lip balm, etc. that have SPF in them
  • Tanning accelerators are not proven to be safe
  • Sunless tanning products, bronzers and extenders, if used properly, are not considered harmful at this time
  • Sunless products do not protect against UV rays
  • The only FDA-approved color additive for extenders is dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
  • Sunless tanning products are to be used externally only, avoiding in the ears, nose, mouth, etc.
  • Do self-skin examinations on a monthly basis