Now is the perfect time to double down on your prevention efforts with our ZO Skin Health-approved skin cancer prevention strategy.
The plan starts with:
Understanding the different types of skin cancer and what they look like: basal cell carcinoma (open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars), squamous cell carcinoma (patches, open sores, elevated growths or warts that may crust or bleed), and potentially fatal melanoma, which manifests as Borders that are uneven, Colorful (shades of brown, tan or black red, white or blue are common), have a Diameter that is larger than the eraser on a pencil and are Evolving in size, shape, color or other features. (These are they ABCDE’s of melanoma.)
Avoiding the sun when it’s the strongest (typically between 10 AM and 2 PM).
Wearing protective clothing such as a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Remember rash guards are not just for kids anymore.
Choosing and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher such as ZO® Skin Health’s Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 whenever you are going outside during the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.
And don’t be stingy with your sunscreen either. Studies have shown that most of us don’t use enough. It takes an ounce, or enough to fill a shot glass, to cover all exposed skin. Reapply your sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
Performing regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early and seeing a board-certified dermatologist if you notice new or suspicious spots on your skin, or anything changing, itching or bleeding is also essential.
Schedule your annual skin check today with a ZO skincare specialist near you. Visit https://zoskinhealth.com/zo-near-you