Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
The Top 5 Myths About Weightlifting That Need to Be Busted
Vegan
Low-Calorie, No-Bake Brownies — They're Vegan, Too!
Dinner
Nutritionists Recommend the Perfect Dinner Equation For Weight Loss

Get Your Skin Checked by a Dermatologist

Minutes to a Healthier You . . .

It's not only the 60 minutes you spend at the gym that keep you healthy; it's also the little things that can take a few seconds.

I know it's been on your mind, the moles on your back or your arm, or wherever. Put your mind at ease and take a minute to call a dermatologist. Make an appointment for a general skin check-up so they can take a look at questionable moles. If you've found ones that are asymmetrical in shape, have an irregular border, have varying colors throughout the mole, or if the diameter of the mole is larger than a pencil eraser, it's best to get it checked for skin cancer. You'll feel much better knowing, and it'll be great to do before Summer comes and you start spending more time in the sun.

Fit's Tips: Even though you may not be sun bathing on the beach just yet, be sure to wear a daily moisturizer that contains SPF. Not only will it prevent wrinkles, but it's necessary in order to protect you from the sun's harmful rays that can cause skin cancer.

Source

Join The Conversation
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I do my own "mole check" every month or so, and if I ever saw any of them change size/shape, I'd have it checked out immediately. My dad had pre-skin cancer removed from his wrist a few years ago, so now I'm really hyper about it.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Thanks for the reminder! I definitely need to get my skin/moles checked out again before summer
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Francoisehardly Everyone has the chance of getting skin cancer. You don't have to be in the sun to be exposed. Driving in your car or sitting by a window is enough exposure. Even if you used sunscreen everywhere there is still a small chance.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I've checked spots but really I have no reason to think I would get skin cancer since I stay out of the sun so much and wear sun block all the time and I never have the habit of tanning, not even when I was a teenager.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I always have mine checked.
wren1 wren1 9 years
Thanks for the reminder :)
Skin Benefits of Coffee
Do Beach Umbrellas Protect You From Sun Exposure?
Study Says Skin Cancer Can Be Found on the Soles of Feet
Why It's Great to Be Pale
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds