Wednesday, June 01, 2022


from Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association

Risk of skin cancer often comes from a lifetime of sun exposure, but a study in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association notes it may also be influenced by sun events at an older age. Researchers discovered three beliefs that affect sunscreen use by older adults. Those who believe sunscreen use will prevent sunburn were most likely to say they use it, but those who felt putting on sunscreen takes too much time were a significant portion of those in the survey. Perhaps surprising is the seventy-two percent who were more likely to use sunscreen because their romantic partner thought they should. Authors suggest the romantic connection may a good way to promote sunscreen use among older adults.