Natural Prevention Tips for Actinic Keratosis

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Known either as actinic keratosis, solar keratosis or short AK is a small, tough circle that sticks out of your skin's surface because of too much sun exposure. This skin condition is normally of a red or pink color with white scales on the sides and ranges from 2-6 millimeters in diameter. AK besides having a rough exterior can get sore with too much human and clothing contact.

To make matters worse, actinic keratosis is a precancerous skin condition, however there's a slight chance of getting skin cancer due to AK.Individuals with solar keratosis must focus on staying away from the sun. When a skin condition like AK is acknowledged and treated the visible aspect of it will no longer be an issue. However, if it does surface it's called squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer. Remember seek medical attention to prevent your AK from worsening.

Natural Skin Care Tips for AK:

Avoid Sun Exposure

UV ray exposure are the highest around 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m so stay away from the sun. Use clothes that will protect your skin from the sun. A good option for sun protection are hats, pants and long-sleeved shirts.

Ware Sunglasses

Wearing sunglasses is recommended during intense hours of sun exposure.

Use Sun Block

To block UV rays make sure you leave your house with sunscreen. Sunscreen must have a sun protection factor (SPF) of a minimum 15. Important to use every day, even when cloudy.

Say No to Tanning Booths

Stay away from tanning salons. This popular way of artificial tanning emits UV ray radiation that will cause skin damage in your near future.

Natural Products Help

Just so you know, only twenty percent of UV rays are blocked, even on a cloudy day. Remember it's important besides sunscreen to always have natural skin care products lotion or gel on your skin for more protection.

Now that the treatments to prevent and treat AK or solar keratosis have been exposed, use them everyday. Have in mind if these tips aren't used regularly the will not be effective.

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