One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer according to the American Academy of Dermatology—but here’s the good news: 90 percent of skin cancer cases are 100 percent curable if detected in time. Education, early detection and proper skin protection—they all play a part in the fight against this deadly disease. So if you care for for your loved ones, keep an eye on their beauty spots. Watch the video below to see how.
Aside from keeping an eye on their and your moles, remember to practice these sun safe actions to help decrease the risk of skin cancer.
1. Protect your skin with a sunscreen.
When exposed to the sun, always protect your skin. Look for the following when choosing a sunscreen:
2. Check your moles.
To monitor any changes in your moles, you can use this method that has been developed, approved and used by dermatologists all over the world. Each letter corresponds to an aspect of moles you should pay attention to:
In the case of a suspect, new, or a recently changed mole, you should consult your dermatologist as soon as possible to provide a qualified diagnosis.
3. Play safe in the sun.