Skin cancer prevention
If you are fair-skinned and over 50, you have an increased chance of developing actinic keratoses - rough scaly patches that are commonly found on sun-exposed skin. See your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis and about treatment options, since these slow-growing lesions can develop into skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). Also, look for moles that seem to have changed or grown, bleed easily or have become itchy, and spot new moles or lesions that wonot completely heal. Incorporating the use of a sunscreen into your daily skin care regimen and wearing protective clothing and accessories can limit the amount of UV damage to your skin and lower your risk of developing skin cancer.