May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

How well do you know your skin?

Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the time is right to discuss your knowledge of skin cancer and skin health. The more you know, the better you can protect yourself!

For starters, did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with over 5 million cases diagnosed each year? Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

Specktra6 Skin Care in Sheboygan, WI

 Here’s what you can do to lower your risk:

Wear sunscreen, rain or shine, 365 days a year.

Think of sunscreen like your underwear—you wouldn’t get dressed or leave the house without it. Sunscreen is your biggest defender against dangerous UV rays, which are responsible for 85% of all melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers. Research indicates that the most effective sunscreens combine SPF with antioxidants so you’re not only protecting your skin, but also replenishing it with powerful healing agents.

Specktra6 carries a few different kinds of SPF to fit your individual needs.  Contact us to pick the right one for you-

Get to know your skin.

In addition to your annual skin cancer screening performed by your doctor or dermatologist, you should have a general awareness of your skin’s normal appearance, including freckles, moles, and other imperfections. If you notice any change, it’s important to see your doctor. Early diagnosis is the key to survival with skin cancer. To help you detect skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages, just remember ABCDE:
A-Asymmetrical moles
B-Border is uneven or jagged
C-Color is varied (red, brown & black)
D-Diameter is larger than the eraser on a pencil tip
E-Evolution of mole as it changes size, elevation or color

Specktra6 in Sheboygan knows skin care and can help you choose formulations to help diminish the look of sun damaged skin while also preventing the effects of further damage.  Specktra6

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