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Posts Tagged ‘skin cancer’

Play It Safe for Your Skin this Summer Season

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Summer is in full swing so in this Weekly Dose of Beauty, we discuss how to stay sun-safe this Fourth of July.

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Independence Day!

Why Get a Skin Cancer Screening?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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It’s  important for everyone to get yearly body skin cancer screenings. Learn more about yearly mole checks in our Weekly Dose of Beauty:

  • What to Know About Moles: https://intothegloss.com/2015/08/how-to-tell-if-a-mole-is-cancerous/

And don’t forget to make your appointment with your dermatologist today!

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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The sun is starting to shine and summer is in the air. But it is important to remember that with summer come more exposure and higher risks for damaging our skin. May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and it is a perfect time to learn more about what you can do to protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to Skincancer.org, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Here are some steps to help protect yourself and loved ones.

Get a full-body mole check yearly. It is always nice to have a physician look at changing moles or suspicious areas to catch skin cancer early. Always wear sunscreen, even when it is not sunny out. It’s important to protect yourself every month of the year. The sun can reach you through the clouds or even bounce off a snowy sidewalk.

Reapply, reapply, reapply! You can never use too much sunscreen. Try applying sunscreen a half hour prior to being exposed to the sun, to let it penetrate into the skin. Once in the sun, sunscreen should be applied every two hours and even more often, if swimming and enjoying outdoor activities. There is no such thing as waterproof or sweat-proof sunscreen. Sunscreen can wear off, so it’s important to read the sunscreen information for water-resistant and sweat-resistant sunscreens to see how long they will protect you.

When purchasing a sunscreen, always look for UVA and UVB broad spectrum coverage. These sunscreens can protect you against the burning rays and the aging rays of the sun.

SPF clothing, sunglasses, hats, and umbrellas can help you enjoy the outdoors but also help protect your skin.

We have all been waiting for the beautiful weather to come, so enjoy it! Just be smart about being in it!

Prep Your Skin for the Summer

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The seasons affect more than just our wardrobe. And every patient has different demands with the changing of the weather. At the beginning of summer it’s good to focus on protecting ourselves from the sun.  It is integral to both cancer prevention and healthy-looking skin.

Tanning outside or in a bed both ages the skin and leads to serious skin conditions. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with over two million Americans diagnosed with this disease – 90% of skin cancers are associated with UV radiation from the sun. Melanoma, which is the most deadly, has 120,000 new cases every year. The National Cancer institute recommends screening often and visiting your doctor anytime there is anything abnormal on the skin.

To help protect the skin patients should use sunscreen daily and reapply often, cover up with hats, sunglasses, and long sleeves when outside for long periods of time, stay in the shade, and avoid other sources of UV light (tanning beds and sun lamps).

Patients should set up a long-term skincare plan with their plastic surgeon or aesthetician in the office. Sun spots and wrinkles can be treated with lasers, peels and skincare products– depending on the patients’ skin type, the treatment can vary and have different amounts of downtime.

By preparing ourselves for the summer sun we can have a fun and safe season!

For more information, check out the following helpful links:

The National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/

Skin Cancer Foundation: http://www.skincancer.org/