As many of you already know, at SOLBARI we encourage every one to get to know their skin and check it regularly.
Here are some of the reasons why:
Your skin is your largest organ. The average adult has two square meters of it! It is your first line of defence from bacteria, harsh temperatures, damaging sunlight, pollution, UVA and UVB rays. You tend to encounter these pretty every day of your life.
Sun damage is cumulative and takes years to appear in the form of moles, visible lines, wrinkles, sun spots and moles. If you are unsure about a mole or spot, you should get your GP, dermatologist or skin doctor to take a look at it.
Getting to know your own skin will help you to better take care of it and also notice any new changes to it.
You are never too young or too old to check your skin. The earlier you start, the better you will be able to notice changes to it, identify new moles and the ones which change.
In Australia, it is recommended that individuals check their skin on a yearly basis by a healthcare professional.
But you should still check your own skin so that you can tell the healthcare professional about any concerns you may have or if you have noticed changes.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but if found and treated early, the changes of survival are extremely high.
Professor Rosemary Nixon from The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. reminds us all that: "Over exposure to the sun has been identified as the cause of around 99% of non-melanoma skin cancer and 95% of melanoma in Australia."
SOLBARI UPF50+ sun protective clothing for women and men, UV resistant swimwear for women and men and sun hats for women and men help you protect your skin when you are outdoors by blocking UVA and UVB rays from penetrating the fabric.
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purposes only.
Moles primarily form when your skin cells are damaged from exposure to sunlight. Which is why people with fair skin tend who are most susceptible to sunburn are likely to have more moles.
The vast majority of common moles are harmless or benign, but they can in some cases develop into a malignant or melanoma skin cancer.