by Sarah Allen, MD
What is the single most important thing you can do for your skin? Wear SPF daily! This is for number of reasons - it prevents formation of free radicals which damage skin and its delicate texture. And, it can prevent skin cancer - the most common forms of which are basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. All can be disfiguring and worrisome, but melanoma is the most concerning of all skin cancers. Be sure to see an experienced provider once yearly for an annual skin check, particularly if you have a family history of melanoma. You can assess moles and skin spots by using the ABCDE method - Assymetry, Border, Color Diameter and Evolving (is it changing.)
A favorite mentor told me “ If it has more than 3 colors, it needs to come off.” Regardless - the most important thing you can do is prevention ad wear SPF! A minimum of 15 SPF daily - but I wear SPF 30-50. You also may want to invest in a SPF shirt for days at the beach and hats are a must. Not only do they protect your skin - but they also help protect your injectable investment.
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