The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests that you:
Be aware of sun exposure. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to prevent sunburn. Avoid sun tanning. Cover up with long-sleeved clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat with a wide-brimmed straw, and UV-protecting sunglasses. Use a broad-spectrum (UVB) sunscreen containing an SPF of at least 15 and a UV-reflective sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 20 to help your tan stay healthy.
They also suggest that you look for alternative treatments such as nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal extracts, antioxidants, vitamins, and other natural remedies. Of course, we don’t recommend using synthetic drugs or cosmetics in place of a healthy diet, and not everyone needs all of these things, but many do. Vitamin E has a natural antioxidant activity. Avocado oil contains vitamin E, which is also naturally free radical fighting.
Some other home remedies to protect against skin cancer include:
Eating foods high in antioxidants, such as broccoli sprouts, cabbage, kale, garlic, strawberries, and blackberries; applying a thin layer of baking soda over your skin. Sometimes, applying acetic acid directly on a spot where there is skin cancer is effective, although this is hardly ever recommended. It should always be applied by a licensed medical professional. Certain herbal remedies, such as aloe Vera and tea tree oil, are often used for skin cancer treatment, as are some vitamin E oils.
Of course, there is one more home remedy for skin cancer that we’re going to discuss today. That’s vitamin C, and although there are a variety of different studies showing the benefits of this powerful antioxidant, it is primarily recommended for those who have open sores at the mouth or those who have squamous cell carcinoma. What vitamin C does is stop the growth of cancerous cells, and its recommended dose is 500 international units per day or about four ounces of raw tomatoes.
If you decide to use this home remedy for skin cancer prevention, it would be wise to talk with your doctor or dermatologist. You might be able to take vitamin C by mouth, but your body may have a difficult time absorbing it completely. Also, if you choose to apply the black salve directly to the wart, make sure you pick a brand that is made from all-natural ingredients. While the idea of rubbing a lump with a black salve may seem appealing, it could make the condition worse, and your dermatologist will be able to tell you why.