For Skin Cancer Awareness Month this year, we wanna make it super easy to know what spots to look out for on your skin
…and what to do if you happen to see something funky (on yourself or your friends).
What does ‘Know Your Spots’ mean?
Know Your Spots is our way of being more aware of the moles and freckles on our skin and recognizing when something new, unusual, or changing takes place—then doing something about it. Keep scrolling to learn more.
ABC's of Skin Cancer Screening
We all know what happens when we forget about our bananas in the fruit bowl—they get covered in spots.
Check Your Spots
Ok, now that you Know Your Spots…now what?
Meet Dr. Lindsey
Dr. Lindsey Zubritsky, MD, FAAD is a Florida native dermatologist and active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, where she serves as a social media ambassador as well as an editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).
Q&A with a Derm
Q: What does skin cancer look like?
A: Look for the ABCDE’s of skin cancer: Asymmetry in the mole, irregular borders, color changes, diameter bigger than a pencil eraser, and evolution or changing mole.
Q: Do I still need to use sunscreen even if I have darker skin?
A: ALL skin types need sunscreen! While darker skin types may be less prone to sunburns, exposure to UV light without SPF protection can still induce DNA damage, leading to a higher risk for skin cancer.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. We wanna change that.
So, we pulled together some essential, need-to-know sun care basics and put them all in one spot. We hope this makes it easy to learn some of the ways we can keep ourselves and the people we love protected from the sun.
Here's What We've Done
Just a few things we do to try and move the needle on skin cancer.