Here at The Skin Cancer Foundation, we spend a lot of time talking about skin cancer, but we’re also concerned with overall skin health. That means not only protecting your skin from sun damage, but also giving the largest organ in your body some TLC throughout the year.
So you’re sitting in the dermatologist’s waiting room, filling out the usual forms required for a doctor visit. After filling in the basics, you spot the next question and realize you’re stumped: it’s asking about your family’s medical history. Has anyone in your family had melanoma or any other form of skin cancer? Here’s why the doctor asks, and what you need to know:
When it comes to my lips, I never slack off. I can’t stand having dry, cracked lips. That’s why I volunteered to write today’s post in our winter skin care series. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our best tips for getting beautiful, healthy and kissable lips.
With a chill in the air and snow on the ground, it may seem that the risk of sun damage is rather low. That simply isn’t the case. In fact, snow can multiply your UV exposure because it reflects the sun’s rays.
In honor of the groundhog, prognosticator of prognosticators, we’re kicking off our winter skin care series. For the next few weeks, my colleagues and I will be sharing some of the tried and true ways to keep skin healthy and beautiful during the winter months.
No one wants to hear, “you have something on your face,” but when that “something” looks suspicious and is potentially skin cancer, it’s time to put awkwardness aside and speak up right away.
Have you decided on a New Year’s Resolution yet? It’s not too late! Resolving to take better care of your skin is a great place to start improving your health: after all, it is the body’s largest organ.
At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we’ve been fighting for years to raise awareness (and motivate action) about the strong link between indoor tanning and the rise of dangerous melanoma in young women. That’s why we were thrilled to announce Allure magazine’s report about the wide availability of indoor tanning on college campuses as our 2016 Media Award winner at our Champions for Change Gala in October.
Have you had a doctor check your skin for signs of skin cancer this year? Have you ever had a skin exam? Be honest; we won’t judge.
As we rake leaves, dig out our mothers’ pie recipes or make travel plans this week, it’s a good time to remember that feeling grateful is not just good for our mental health. Studies suggest it may also help improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.