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Sunshine Safe Skin

  1. 1. <ul><li>GOOD </li></ul><ul><li>SKIN CARE </li></ul><ul><li>PRACTICE </li></ul>
  2. 2. Simple steps to sunshine safe skin <ul><li>Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every couple of hours throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to re-apply when you emerge from cooling off in the water and never use sunscreen to extend the time you would normally spend in the sun. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 that also provides UVA protection, and re-apply frequently. Seek out shade, particularly between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is usually at its most intense. Drink plenty of water, particularly in hot weather. Keeping your water intake up prevents dehydration and maintains healthy kidneys and bladder, and a healthy body helps to support healthy skin.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cover up with clothing and don’t forget to wear </li></ul><ul><li>a hat that protects your face, neck and ears </li></ul><ul><li>Never let your skin burn </li></ul><ul><li>Kids need extra care – use sunscreen, clothing and shade. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep babies out of the sun. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Know your Skin Type <ul><li>Type I have pale skin, burn very easily and rarely tan. They generally have light coloured hair or red hair and freckles. </li></ul><ul><li>Type II usually burn but may gradually tan. They are likely to have light hair, and blue or brown eyes. Some may have dark hair but still have fair skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Type III burn with long exposure to the sun but generally tan quite easily. They usually have dark hair and brown or green eyes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Type IV burn with very lengthy exposures to the sun but also tan easily as well. They usually have an olive skin, brown eyes and dark hair. Type V have a naturally brown skin, with brown eyes and dark hair. They burn only with excessive exposure to the sun and their skin further darkens easily. Type VI have black skin with dark brown eyes and black hair. They burn only with extreme exposure to the sun and their skin further darkens very easily.
  7. 7. THE ABCDE - asy way to CHECK your moles <ul><li>Asymmetry </li></ul><ul><li>the two halves of the area may differ in their shape. </li></ul><ul><li>Border </li></ul><ul><li>the edges of the area may be irregular or blurred, and sometimes show notches. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Colour </li></ul><ul><li>this may be uneven. Different shades of black, brown and pink may be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Diameter </li></ul><ul><li>most melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter. Report any change in size or diameter to your doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert </li></ul><ul><li>if in doubt, check it out! If your GP is concerned about your skin, make sure you see a Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatologist, the most expert person to diagnose a skin cancer. Your GP can refer you via the NHS. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>For more information </li></ul><ul><li>British Skin Foundation </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>British Association of Dermatologists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>