Diamond drillers often spend a lot of time outdoors, and in the summer, this means a lot of time will be spent in the sun. How many will regularly apply sunscreen? Not everyone - and everyone should be using sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer.
Recent studies show that men are significantly more likely to develop skin cancer than women, and it’s a trend that has persisted since 1975. Studies show that when planning to spend 2-4 hours in the sun, 48 percent of women versus only 27 percent of men are likely to apply sunscreen. The sun's rays can prematurely age the skin and lead to wrinkles which may explain why women are more likely to wear it. The issue goes beyond avoiding wrinkles and becomes one of gender stereotypes: soft, supple skin is feminine and tough, rugged skin is masculine. Most would agree that applying a lotion of any kind is alien to most men. What we need to remember is that the ozone layer is depleting and skin needs to be protected from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen has been proven to prevent both sunburn and skin cancer, and skin cancer rates have been on the rise.