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Skin cancer prevention through natural supplements

The lycopene in tomatoes can help prevent skin cancer.
The lycopene in tomatoes can help prevent skin cancer.
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Natural supplements for skin cancer prevention? Yes, bad nutritional habits can cause skin cancer. Natural supplements are key to skin cancer prevention. The body is designed to offer natural skin cancer prevention through proper diet. Supplements can boost natural skin cancer prevention.

Vitamin E and Vitamin C

Free radicals are the creators of skin cancer. Skin cancer prevention requires the elimination or reduction of free radicals. Vitamin E and Vitamin C as natural supplements are powerful free radical fighting antioxidants.


Lycopene is found in watermelon, tomato products and pink grapefruit. It's believed that lycopene soaks into skin cells and blocks UV light. Skin cancer prevention from lycopene may be utilized by using lycopene cream or lotion as a UV blocker.

Vitamin D

Ironically, the production of Vitamin D through sun exposure is one of the best skin cancer prevention techniques. Natural supplements containing Vitamin D are helpful. Exposure to the sun is the best source of Vitamin D. The recommended amount of unprotected sun exposure is 15 minutes a few times a week.


Citrus peel contains high amounts of polyphenals. These natural supplements help with skin cancer prevention by fighting free radicals prior to the formation of cancer cells. Using citrus peel to flavor black tea may increase skin cancer prevention due to the epicatechins in the tea.


Turmeric contains antioxidant, anti carcinogenic and anti inflammatory properties. These powerful natural supplement properties are essential in skin cancer prevention. Turmeric is available as a natural supplement in health food stores and as a spice. Turmeric is the ingredient that gives spicy mustard that unique flavor.

Omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids are known to support the immune system in the fight to eliminate free radicals. These natural supplements are powerful enemies in skin cancer prevention. Oily fish contains both Omega 3 and Vitamin D for a combination skin cancer prevention resource.

Reduced alcohol intake

Alcohol does not ordinarily come under the heading of natural supplements. Any article concerning skin cancer prevention should mention the reduction of alcohol intake. Alcohol damages DNA. Over-consumption of alcohol raises the risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Cut down to one or two drinks a day and increase the natural supplements listed above for optimum skin cancer prevention.

Please note: The author is not a medical professional. This article is not intended to replace professional medical advice.


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This article was previously published by this author on Yahoo! It has been updated and revised for Examiner

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