Skin cancer prevention skin care routine

Early Melanoma - Charlotte skin cancer

Skin cancer can be prevented with a proper skin care routine and responsible lifestyle Charlotte skin cancer is the most common cancer that is diagnosed in people across the world annually. If you are looking to minimize your chances of developing it, use a skin care routine that is targeted at preventing cancer from growing on your skin. Those who have had skin cancer in the past are especially in need of a routine and lifestyle that makes the chances of developing it again as low as possible. By perfecting your skin care routine and being responsible with your sun exposure, you can keep your skin healthy and young-looking. Skin care products to prevent skin cancer There are a variety of skin products on the market that are aimed to lower your risk of developing skin cancer. Antioxidant creams, such as Green Tea lotions and Vitamin C creams, can be applied to the skin after the face is washed to combat skin cancer. As we know, antioxidants are powerful free-radical fighters that can help prevent cell DNA mutation that would eventually lead to cancer. If you’re looking for a BB Cream to use as both a foundation and a skin…

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Skin cancer doctor discusses how to get a sunless tan

skin cancer - Charlotte, NC

Skin cancer is a scary disease, and it can be prevented Charlotte NC skin cancer is one of the most common diagnoses that is given out to Americans each and every day. Charlotte NC skin cancer is typically caused by too much sun exposure, and not enough protection against the sun’s harsh rays. Many people still use tanning beds to achieve a tan. Tanning beds are extremely dangerous, and using one just one time increases the risk of developing skin cancer by 60%. Nowadays, there is no need to use a tanning bed when there are so many sunless tanning options available on the market. To protect yourself against developing Charlotte NC skin cancer, follow this easy guide to applying sunless tanner. How does sunless tanner work? DHA (or dihydroxyactenone) is the component of sunless tanning products that makes the skin appear tan. DHA works by finding proteins that are on the surface of the skin and binding to them. When DHA attaches to these proteins, it makes them a “tan” color. Compared to UV rays that break through the skin’s superficial layers and penetrate the skin, DHA only rests on the surface of the skin. This makes DHA topical…

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Skin cancer types and how you may be at risk for them

Skin cancer risk factors and varieties

Skin cancer is a common cancer that has many treatment options Skin cancer diagnoses can be very frightening. No one wants to hear that they have any type of cancer, so getting a diagnosis of skin cancer is a scary experience. However, educating yourself about the different types of skin cancer, and their various treatment options can help you prepare yourself for your next appointment with your dermatologist. When caught early, skin cancer is a treatable disease that usually hosts very good outcomes. There are treatments and procedures out there to rid your body of cancer and get you back to your everyday life. Let’s explore the different types of skin related cancer. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) Not wearing proper sunscreen as a child, or being exposed to an excessive amount of sun over a long period of time can cause you to develop basal cell carcinoma (BCC.) This type of cancer is the number one type of skin cancer that is diagnosed most commonly in the US. It is also the overall type of cancer that is most diagnosed in the country. Skin that is exposed to the sun most often has the highest probability of developing BCC (such…

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Skin Cancer

skin cancer screening - Charlotte, NC

Annual skin cancer screening This week the season officially changed, fall is here and summer is gone, but that does not mean that skin cancer and sun damage are no longer a concern. If you have not done so this year, this would be a great time to schedule your annual skin cancer screening. Our skin is the largest organ on our body. In addition to its aesthetic purpose, it also protects other organs and controls our overall body temperature. It is also a great time to consider skin rejuvenation in time for the holiday season. With regard to skin cancer, be sure to mention any changes to moles or any new markings to your Charlotte dermatologist. In addition to your skin cancer screening, talk with your doctor about any skin issues that concern you such as acne, a hair loss problem, fingernail fungus, age spots, or sagging skin. He or she will prescribe the best treatment for your individual needs. The importance of skin cancer screenings Annual skin cancer screening is a vital step towards detecting skin cancer, and can actually save your life. Annual checkups are important because the sooner preventative measures are taken; the better your chances…

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer - Charlotte, NC

Risky behavior When we think of summer season risky behavior, we often think of reckless acts on the highway or on the water, but our focus here is on behavior that increases your risk for skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun’s rays is not good for our skin. We protect ourselves from harmful UV rays in three ways; By wearing a chemical sun block By wearing protective clothing Timing our activity to avoid the mid-day rays. One sunscreen product our patients love is called Elta MD. It is essential that you apply sunscreen properly, to ensure you are properly protected from UV damage. We want to take the opportunity to help you avoid harmful habits and conceptions related to use of sunscreens. Use SPF properly There is very little difference in different levels of SPF in terms of the total percentage of ultraviolet light blocked. Unfortunately, some people will apply an SPF 50 without reapplying for 5 or 6 hours, thinking that they have extra protection. Regardless of the SPF of your sunscreen, always apply two ounces of sunscreen, no less than 30 minutes before you go outside, and reapply every two hours. You only need to use sunscreen on…

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