Only Skin Deep

This year has been an eye-opening one when it comes to taking BeTTeR CaRe of my skin.  Shortly after my 27th birthday I had 4 pre-cancerous moles, which involved having them surgically removed and  unfortunately leaving me with 2 scars on my stomach, one on my face and 1 on my arm.  I don’t spend much time in the sun but have had occasional sunburns in my life.  Skin cancer is serious stuff, but nothing to be afraid of as long as you keep a close eye on your skin changes.  I now wear makeup (or moisturizer) that has SPF 18 daily, get full body exams from my dermatologist every 6-12 months and MONITOR my skin REGULARLY.  This requires minimal effort, and as a result, keeps me healthy and worry free.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month.  Please watch and pass this video on to anyone you can.

~Lara

(*Although this scar on my arm is an obvious one, it serves as a great ReMinDeR to protect my skin on a daily basis.)

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2 responses to “Only Skin Deep

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  2. Joseph Hrapski

    kin Cancer. Avoid any cosmetics that have tar in them. Tar can potentially cause skin cancer, if used on a regular basis. In addition to cosmetics, some psoriasis treatments and shampoos may also contain tar. Check your labels carefully! Know your family history. Once of the causes of skin cancer is genetics. If you have members in your family that have had skin cancer, you may be at more of a risk to get it as well. ^

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