Don’t we all love the sun? In a few months, the beach season will be upon us on this part of the globe. But, good as it is to see the sun shine brightly everyday, it sure does bring in some risk to one’s skin health especially to sun worshipers. It’s good, I’m not one of those, but I just love it when the sun shines bright every single day.
Anyone can develop skin cancer, but some are more vulnerable. It’s been known that the biggest cause is frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and tanning beds and not to forget heredity.
That said, here’s a few pointers while checking on ones skin, and see a doctor at once if you see these:
- A mottled blemish or mole – irregularly shaped (one half doesn’t match the other), multicolored and larger than a pencil eraser often seen on the back or front of the leg. Check for changes in size, shape and color.
- A small, pale and crusty bump – on areas of the body that’s exposed to the sun. Something that looks like a pimple that grows bigger and it doesn’t heal.
- Red, scaly patch – normally found on the face, neck, lips, ear, hand or within a burn scar.