A huge perk of summer weather is basking in the warm sun for a sun-kissed glow (weâ€™re all guilty!). Problem is, the harmful rays (both UVA and UVB) can cause irregularities which could lead to skin cancer. Once fall hits and our tan slowly fade, we notice newborn moles that never existed before!
The good news is that such moles are easily removed, and easily detected.Â A few pointers to avoid potentially harmful irregularities are to use sunscreen on a daily basis (even on a rainy day) and to check your body on a monthly basis to monitor changes.Â Taking these simple precautionary measures may reap significant benefits.
If youâ€™re curious as to how to monitor changes on your skin, follow the ABCD rule to determine which moles may need to be evaluated by an expert.
Diameters Bigger than 5 Millimeters
If you notice changes or are skeptical about an irregular mole, itâ€™s best to seek a dermatologist for an expert opinion.Â If a harmful mole is discovered, it can be removed on the spot.
Many Summer magazines have detailed guides to detecting a bad mole, complete with photos – the kind that make you want to stay inside, or at least under a big umbrella!Â I did not write the article above, but wanted to share it with you ladies on behalf of the PR agency that sent it to me!