Skin cancer a higher risk with “gingers” but now researchers know why. Read more: http://ow.ly/2wKq302cDxw
Be shady on these hot days! http://ow.ly/ity8301LEf7
‘Mr. Sun’ campaign warns about profound consequences of kids’ sunburns
Skin Care Awareness Month with focus on Melanoma: http://ow.ly/4nngGC
Dermatologists recommend performing regular self-exams and looking for the following:
A is for Asymmetry: One half doesn’t match the other.
B is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
C is for Color that varies from one area to another.
D is for Diameter: Melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E is for Evolving: Look for a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
Pediatrician emphasizes OUTDOOR & INDOOR TANNING = NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. Click here for more: http://ow.ly/RGy23
Is the sun causing your cold sores to come out?
A study in the United States looked into the effect of sunscreen application on the incidence of cold sores. Of 38 patients, who recurrently suffer from Herpes simplex infections, 27 developed cold sores after exposure to UV radiation. In contrast, after the application of protective sunscreen, none of the patients developed cold sores.
Therefore, beyond limiting skin-damaging effects, sunscreen may be effective in the prevention of sunlight-induced recurrent eruptions. For more go to the link here and type “herpes.” http://ow.ly/P0wZc