Monday, April 28, 2008

protect your face - check your skin

Living in the AZ desert, I fully understand how important it is to watch sun exposure, wear a hat and use a good sun screen.

Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer and in spite of what you might think, we're all at risk for melanoma. About fifteen years ago I actually had a pre-melonoma removed. Scarey.

So, take a minute and do a skin check. Look for your A,B,C & D's of skin.

A: Asymmetry — when one side of the mole is not shaped like the other.

B: Border irregularity — a scalloped or poorly defined border rather than a round edge.

C: Color — a mole that has more than one color (for example, a combination of tan, brown, black, red, or blue).

D: Diameter — a mole that is larger around than a pencil eraser.

Get a skin check periodically and use a sun screen of 15 or higher every day. My recommendation is Dr. Hauschka's Sunscreen 20 SPF.

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