The ABC’s of Avoiding Skin Cancer

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The ABC’s of Avoiding Skin Cancer

With sun-filled days just around the corner comes the responsibility of wearing sunscreen like La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen and becoming a skin-checker to minimize your chances of getting skin cancer.

The easiest way to monitor your own moles or that of a friend or family member is to follow the ABCDE method…

A for asymmetry – if your mole isn’t round or oval in shape, which means that the color and contours are not evenly distributed around the center

B for border – see if the border surrounding your mole is irregular and jagged

C for color – is your mole more than one color – brown, red, black and white?

D for diameter – is your mole larger than the size of pencil eraser (diameter greater than 6mm)

E for evolution – if your mole has quickly changed in size, shape, thickness or color then immediately consult your dermatologist to get a qualified diagnosis

Note: Early detection is smart detection.

Common Area To Look For Moles

Did you know that the most common area black women should look for moles is on the feet – a known melanoma sight, and for white women? On the calf. Another place that routinely gets ignored is on the crack of your derriere and on your scalp…ask your stylist to look, on your scalp that is.

About La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen

This cooling gel-like lotion refreshes the skin while offering broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with antioxidants and longer lasting protection. The powerful anti-oxidant complex includes Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells from environmental aggressors to help prevent premature aging.

BREAKTHROUGH TEXTURE: The first formula with UVA/UVB protection texture that transforms like water on the skin, while providing an immediate cooling effect.

To Watch

Check out this really sweet video from La Roche-Posay. With every share, LRP will donate $1 to the Mollies Fund for every share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYG6UuaebE

Price: $35.99

Availability: drugstore.com (April 2015)

 

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