Are you a fashionista? Do you love dressing up in different styles and colors? If you do, then you will be happy to know that we have some dressing-related tips for you that can help you fight cancer before it reaches your body.
We have heard of certain colors that absorb or reflect more light in our art classes, but it turns out, this concept is also helpful when it comes to your health. This is because certain colors are able to repel or absorb the UV rays of the sun depending on the hue, whenever you are outdoors. According to a Spanish study, choosing your outdoor outfit wisely may help protect against skin cancer.
In the research conducted by Spanish scientists, blue and red fabrics offered significantly better protection against the sun’s UV rays. Conversely, colors known to “reflect” more light, white and yellow ones, provided the least protection against the UV rays. While it may be nicer to wear lighter hues on a sunny day, it would be better to keep those in mind if we want to prevent cancer.
Also, hats are not just a cute fashion accessory, but they also provide significant protection against the sun. Though melanoma can appear anywhere on the body, it’s more common in areas the sun hits, and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that people with melanomas on the scalp or neck die at almost twice the rate of people with the cancer on other areas of the body.
Fashion is not only for your passion— it can also play a part in your health and well-being.