hugh jackman is urging her followers to wear sunscreen amid her latest skin cancer scare. In a posted video On Monday, on his social networks, the actor, who was wearing a bandage on his nose, shared that he had had two biopsies.
“I just went to my doctor…and she saw little things, it might or might not be basal cells, in her opinion. She doesn’t know,” the 54-year-old shared. “Summer is coming for those of us here in the northern hemisphere. Please wear sunscreen. It’s just not worth it no matter how much you want to tan. Trust me, trust me, trust me.”
According to the American Cancer SocietyBasal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. About 8 out of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. is of the same type President Biden was recently treated for.
Skin cancer is also the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the skin cancer foundation.
This isn’t the first time the “Wolverine” star has spoken out about the health of his skin. Jackman was previously treated for basal cell carcinoma in 2013, 2014 and 2016 – and posted similar warnings on social media urging others to learn from their mistakes.
So how can you protect yourself?
Use sunscreen: The American Cancer Society recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen (which protects against both UVA and UVB rays) with a sun protection factor, or SPF, value of 30 or higher. You should use this level of sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Use the correct amount: “Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin not covered by clothing. Most adults need about 1 ounce, or enough to fill a shot glass, to fully cover their body,” the American Academy advises. of Dermatology, adding that don’t forget the tops of your feet, neck, ears, and head. “When you’re outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.”
Wear sun protective clothing: In addition to sunscreen, wearing lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants, wide-brimmed hats, and UV-protective sunglasses from the sun’s ultraviolet rays can also help protect your skin. “For the most effective sun protection, select clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label,” says the American Academy of Dermatology.
Limit exposure: Try to limit exposure to the sun’s UV rays by seeking shade, especially when the the sun is at its strongest, usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. While most UV exposure comes from the sun, it can also come from man-made sources, including indoor tanning beds and sunlamps, adds the American Sun Society. Cancer. Skin health experts recommend avoiding them.
Check it out for yourself: If you notice any new or suspicious spots on your skin, including any changes, itching, or bleeding, see your dermatologist.