Skin Care For Melanoma Skin
Suffering from melanoma is no laughing matter. At one point you’ll notice some abnormal mole, next thing you know you’ve been told it’s melanoma. And as the disease is directly related to the skin, thorough skin care routine should be the utmost importance in your life. Read on these skin care tips specially created if you have melanoma.
It is extremely important that you take care of your skin (not just your face, we’re talking about your whole body here) so you don’t add any more odds to increase melanoma to spread out and/or getting another shot of the disease in near future.
Sun is the number one factor that you need to consider when it comes to melanoma and to put it simply; each and every of your skin care and makeup products should be formulated to protect the skin from sun rays. Plus, wearing adequate clothing that covers up the skin should also be considered essential (don’t worry, you can still get dressed up if you like when the night comes in).
After regular cleansing, using the right moisturizer is extremely important to provide you basic sun care protection. Choose moisturizer that have at least SPF15 and contained zinc oxide in their list of ingredients – zinc oxide provides adequate protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Specifically for beauty creams such as moisturizers, night cream, and serums; keep in mind to choose the products mentioned containing high amounts of anti-oxidants (such as Coenzyme Q-10, vitamin E/tocopherol derivatives, vitamin C/ascorbyl derivatives, or even green tea extracts) to boost your skin to heal itself at a quicker rate.
Begin the day by applying sunscreen to provide a thorough protection – choose that have SPF15 at least (just like moisturizer) complete with broad spectrum protection. It’s also a good idea to apply sunscreens with high SPF at all times (which all the more important if you’re planning to stay outdoors for an extended period of time).
As for makeup products – you guessed it – wear the kinds that included SPF in their list of ingredients as we need all the protection that we can get from the sun! Your best bet is to wear mineral makeup as they are made from pure pigments and ingredients and providing you adequate sun protection (thanks to zinc oxide packed into the formulation).
And of course, it can be a bit pointless to load up sun protection while wearing ‘exposed’ clothes – skip tank tops and mini short in favor of long sleeves and pants made from closed weave cotton. Wide brimmed hat and sunglasses is also a good idea to include (and can make a fashion statement!).
Melanoma is definitely not something to be taken lightly. And knowing the right steps in caring for the skin is all the more important during and after surviving melanoma.