It isn't the sun but the sunscreen that may cause skin cancer, research reveals



There is a common concept that the sunbath at a beach without using sunscreen may cause skin cancer. However, studies reveal that these sunscreens impose greater risks of skin cancer among individuals. These studies have confirmed that routine use of sunscreens increases the risks of melanoma i.e. the deadliest form of skin cancer. Furthermore, you’ll be surprised to know that melanoma is rendered less aggressive if you have higher previous sun exposure.

study, published in the Journal of Chromatography B in 2004, examined the penetration of the sunscreens after application. The researchers from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Pharmacy conducted the study. The study evaluated the ability of four common sunscreen agents to penetrate the skin after topical application. It concluded that all the agents significantly penetrated into the skin.

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