You always want to be aware of the dangers of UV rays. Your skin can be damaged if you are out in the sun or if you spend time in a tanning bed. These rays are harmful for your skin. It’s a fact. Some people want you to believe that tanning beds are safe. The only safe tan is a bottle tan.
Always wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun. Especially reapply sunscreen to areas that will be in the sun quite often like your head and arms. You can never be too careful.
If you have been sunburned, your skin is damaged and it’s more vulnerable. Stay indoors until your sunburn heals. If you have been in the sun too much for many years and you suspect you should check yourself for cancer, here is what you should look for.
You probably already know your own regular moles, freckles, and birthmarks that have been on your body for a long time. Look for any abnormal small red bumps. They can be raised or flat. They can be crusty or shiny. They can be firm or not.
If there is a spot that has not been there before and it does not heal in a normal time frame, get a doctor to look at it. It is very serious. Don’t put it off. You could have cancer.
Make sure when you check yourself that you are thorough. You need to look very carefully at your birthmark and regular moles. If there is an abnormality or if one side of the mole looks different than it used to, get it checked out.
Compare your bump to photos of skin cancer online. Check google images for pictures. Even if your mark does not look like the photos, it’s best to get it checked out instead of waiting.