Winter Skin Health
Do you remember to check your skin during winter?
It’s easy to remember to check our skin during summer. We wear less clothing, have more skin exposed and spend plenty of time applying sunscreen onto our skin surface. There are also multiple skin cancer awareness programs reminding us to check our skin. It’s a different story during winter.
We need to remember that skin cancers do not stop growing over winter, they remain hidden under our warm clothes. Even though most skin cancers will evolve fairly slowly, the most dangerous type of melanoma may grow rapidly and become invasive in just a few months. We need to make a conscious effort to continue to check our own skin every three months for new and changing moles during the cooler weather. If you are at high risk for skin cancer, it would be advisable to have a professional skin check during winter at your local Australian Skin Cancer Clinic. The doctors will check you from head to toe with a dermatoscope for any suspicious lesions and talk to you about your overall skin health. Winter is also a great time to discuss topical treatments to improve the health and appearance of your skin, reducing your risk for future skin cancers.
Be proactive about your skin health and find your nearest clinic here.