"Who's Got Your Back?"
In recognition of Melanoma Monday® and Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month® in May, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking “Who’s Got Your Back?” when it comes to applying sunscreen and examining your skin for suspicious spots. Research has shown that the back is the most common location for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Watch as people attempt to apply sunscreen to their own backs – the UV camera quickly reveals all the spots they miss, underscoring the importance of asking friends or loved ones for help.
Find a family member or friend who “has your back” to help you check your skin regularly for suspicious spots. If you notice suspicious spots or anything changing, itching or bleeding on your skin, make an appointment to see Dr. Caballero or Audrey Ludwig-Bunch, PA-C at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center to check it out...it could save your life!
It's lawn and garden season, and we are all going to be spending a lot of time in the sun managing our yards, flowers, and vegetables again this year. Enjoy the great outdoors - just remember to protect your skin in the process. A stylish, wide-brimmed hat and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with infrared protection will be your best friends. MEN - this means YOU! If only everyone gave as much attention to protecting their skin as they do to their lawns.....
If your sunscreen does not have infrared protection, see the skin care specialists at our Skin Therapy Center for better options!
Are you sure you are applying your sunscreen properly? Sunscreen can only protect you if you use it...and use it properly. Let's review proper sunscreen protocol!