Summer is in full swing. We are all hopefully enjoying a reprieve from a long and cold winter in Boston with beach time, outdoor activities, and fun. While most of us welcome these summer days, we at Skincare Physicians always remind our patients that summer is a great time to start checking all the spots on your body, be they brown, tan, blue, gray, yellow, pink, or red with a monthly self-skin examination. Performing a self-skin check is a great way to identify new or changing lesions that should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist.
Once a month, take a thorough look at all your skin following these few simple steps. You will need a hand mirror, a full-length mirror and a blow dryer or comb.
Performing this self-exam will help identify potential skin lesions. If you spot anything concerning on your body, contact your dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians for further evaluation. Also review a few easy tips for sun safety to help avoid that summer shade of red!