We want our skin to look good, right? Really good. Having vibrant, youthful, radiant skin is a valid goal for men and women alike, and it is worth the energy, time, and money spent to capture it. The confidence we receive from beautiful skin is priceless. But, with the pun entirely intended, this outlook on skin is only “skin deep.”
As the largest organ in our bodies, our skin actually tells us what’s going on. It is our job to pay attention. When our skin starts showing signs of possible problems, we should act fast and go see a doctor.
In a world where we do just about anything to make our skin beautiful, we should also do anything to make sure our skin stays healthy. Our lives literally depend on it. Here are a few steps to take:
Do a self-check of your skin with a mirror every month; get a little personal with yourself! Look from head to toe to see if anything looks different or suspicious. Don’t forget to check your scalp; it is an area that’s often forgotten, but shouldn’t be.
Know Your Spots
When you have an idea what all the spots on your skin look like, you will be able to know if they have changed or if new ones have popped up. Here is a list of things to look for in your moles will warrant a visit to the dermatologist including asymmetry, multiple colors, and large diameter.
Look For Other Signs
Though moles should always be on our radar, they are not the only sign of a skin problem. Keep an eye out for bumps that do not go away or bleed, growths, open sores that do not heal, or any skin changes that seem unusual.
Use Physical Sunblock
While a little bit of sunshine can be great for our bodies, we all know by now that too much sun exposure can wreak havoc on our skin. Physical sunblock is always a good way to go. This includes wearing hats, choosing loose clothing that covers more of your skin, finding shade, and utilizing sunscreens with zinc oxide. And yes even in the darker autumn months, this is still important.
See Your Doctor…NOW!
If you have a suspicious sunspot, mole, or anything that makes you even slightly uncomfortable, a visit to the doctor will be a better investment than any you spend on creams or lotions. Please don’t wait to see your dermatologist right away. If it ends up being nothing, at least the visit gave you peace of mind. You can also take some time to ask them about your beauty routine to make sure you are using non-irritating healthy ingredients for your skin.
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