Some of you may know, but some of you don’t – I’m 39 and have already had 3 basal cell carcinomas removed from my skin. Every year I go to the dermatologist, and they do a skin check of my whole body. Every time I have had one of these little bits removed, the doctor has remarked that I am incredibly young to have had anything. Every day, I look at any dark spots, red spots or spots in general and make sure they don’t have one of tell-tale markers of yet another incidence of skin cancer.
What are those markers you ask?
Asymmetry. Any moles or “freckles” you have on your skin should be symmetrical. If they’re not, get them checked out.
Borders – ones that are not smooth are suspicious.
Color – something other than brown, or a combination of different colors is something to call the derm about.
Diameter – should be smaller than an eraser tip. If it’s any bigger, keep an eye out.
Evolving – Moles shouldn’t change, but if they do…check with your doctor immediately.
Pretty easy to remember – as they follow the first five letters of the alphabet. Learn these markers and be vigilant.
Given I really would rather not find another one of these, I use sunscreen daily and am happy to have another layer of protection when I’m out for long periods, like a giant sun hat. But even when I’m only exposed while in the car to and from work – I still like another protection beyond my sunscreen and for this I’ve been using R + F Enhancements Mineral Peptides with an SPF of 20. Not only does it have an SPF of 20, it “supports skin’s resiliency to environmental aggressors and irritants and provides sun protection,” and it has light-deflecting minerals that help even my skin tone in addition to my daily regimen and reduce the redness that comes with sensitive skin.
This little jar of happy powder comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Bronze and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. I’m grateful to have it available to me – and to be able to make it available to you!
If you’re still unsure of whether this might be the product for you – run yourself through the Solution Tool on my site found HERE or drop me a line here: