Protect your skin

You cannot affect the genetically determined predisposition for melanoma, such as having a fair complexion or a family history of melanoma. However, UV radiation is clearly the predominant environmental and thus potentially modifiable risk factor. Your personal risk of melanoma can be significantly reduced by following these basic rules:




(1) Blázquez-Sánchez et al. 2021 - Photoprotection habits, attitudes and knowledge among school communities in the Costa del sol (Spain)
(2) Gallagher et al. 2000- Broad-spectrum sunscreen use and the development of new nevi in white children: a randomized controlled trial
(3) Lau­tenschlager et al. 2007 - Adverse Reactions to Sunscreens
(4) Lee et al. 2005 - Site-specific protective effect of broad-spectrum sunscreen on nevus development among white schoolchildren in a randomized trial