Summer always raises the bar on skin cancer awareness, but not enough men realize how dominant this aggressive cancer is in our arena – some 44,000 men are diagnosed with Melanoma every year, and the prognosis thereafter is not good. Fighting skin cancer proactive is the only way to cut your risk down significantly, but thankfully, it’s getting easier to do. If you are looking for ways to fight skin cancer that goes beyond a quality sunscreen regime, keep reading!
Omega-3 Fish Oils
Few health problems can be solved by popping a pill, but it turns out, skin cancer may be one of them! Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements could help stave off skin cancer, according to a new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers from the University of Manchester found that people who consumed 5 grams of omega-3 a day experienced 50 percent less suppression to their immune system when they were exposed to up to 15 minutes of sun.
However, just because a 5-gram dose of omega-3—equivalent to about 1.5 portions of oily fish—offers some protection, it doesn’t mean you should skip the sunblock. Always apply an SPF of 15 or higher when going out in the sun, and go higher if you plan to be around water, or if you sweat a lot. You will also need to reapply according to the time limit on the packaging. Many guys diagnosed with skin cancer wish they had made these simple changes!
We love that adding in Omega-3 fish oils to your daily routine boasts a ton of health benefits. From weight loss to heart health, to glowing hair and skin, there’s not a lot this powerful antioxidant can’t do. Now that we have research to support claims that it also protects your skin, we can give this multitasking champ a salute. You can find Omega-3 fish oil in most grocery stores and drug stores, all you need to do is ask what you have to lose, and decide if it’s worth your time.
You might be familiar with the term Helioplex, which is written on some sunscreen, but did you know this component is also available in pill format? Heliocare with Fernblock PLE Technology is the new face of sun care, and harnesses the power of the unique Polypodium leucotomos fern, helping your skin protect itself and maintain its resilience and youthful appearance. This has proven to be especially useful in men with fair skin and red hair, who are at highest risk of sun damage.
Heliocare is a one a day pill that builds resistance from the damaging rays of the sun, and ought to be used in conjunction with your usual sunscreen routine. In terms of doubling your protection, however, this pill offers a lot. The antioxidants in the Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) help protect against the aging effects of free radicals. Similarly, Heliocare helps your skin protect itself and maintain its youthful look. So if you want to live a long life and look good, check this out.
We love that Heliocare cannot be washed away by sweat or water, and offers protection 356 days a year 24/7. Even the most diligent of sunscreen wearing men can’t boast that! If you’re an active man, who spends a lot of time outdoors, be it for work or recreation, this is a great insurance plan that will ensure many more years to come.
Do you have a skin cancer hack we should know about? Leave a comment below and let us know what you won’t leave the house without and you could save a life today!