Today I got reports confirming three separate melanoma diagnoses. 😱😱😱 This graphic from @aadskin1 reviews the ABCDEs of melanoma monitoring. This is so important!!! Please make sure to take a few minutes once a month to check yourself over. You can get skin cancer ANYWHERE you have skin. It does NOT have to be on a sun exposed area. Get a full skin check with a board certified dermatologist. Help your partner or friend or family member check their back, scalp and feet regularly. Swipe right to see a couple examples of early stage melanomas from my clinic. Melanoma is easily treatable if detected early, as these were.
Whoop woop!! Today I went to the #dermatologist and did my yearly #skincheck . Clean bill of health!! No skin cancer. Nothing concerning!! 💃🏼💃🏼 Since I started this business, I have been on a mission to heal my damaged skin and to keep other women OUT of tanning beds and keep women protected from the sun!! Hats, shade and sunscreen are my best friends, but I have the bonus of being tan all year round!! THIS is the magical power of Spraytans! 🌈🦄
Since protecting my face and using Senegence skincare on my face to get rid of sun damage, brown spots, shrink my pores and shrink my wrinkles, my face actually looks better than it did years ago! 🙌🏽 It ain’t perfect, but I’m healing it, and i can see the results. i feel so bad about what i did to it when i was younger. Aka “baby oil” and hours spent tanning in the sun. 😳🙄
please please please protect your skin! 🙏🏼I see SO many clients with skin cancer scars, brown spots, sun damage, wrinkles, etc. and the one thing they ALL say is they wished they had taken care of their skin when they were younger!! Let’s do this, girls!! We know WAY too much to continue our bad habits! 👊🏼#skincancer#skincancerawareness#healthyskin#spraytan#airbrush#airbrushtan#skin#wrinkles#makeup#skincare
Hair by @studioindulgesalon
Lashes by me via @lashify
Skincare and makeup by Senegence
Hi! Can I preach at you for a hot sec? Summer is officially over and it’s time to get your skin checked by a dermatologist. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined! That’s a lot of skin cancer, y’all. But it’s so treatable, especially when caught early. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 years ago, a little freckle showed up under my eye. I have freckles everywhere so I didn’t think much of it. In the last year it had grown exponentially and got very dark. I had around 3 skin checks in the last 6 years (that is NOT enough by the way) and was told each time to have my eye freckle biopsied. I never did. I was young, and skin cancer is for old people right? Ugh, so wrong. On August 27th I finally had my very big and very dark eye freckle biopsied. A week and a half later I was told it was melanoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The next month consisted of numerous doctor’s appointments. Dermatologists, oncologists, and an oculoplastic surgeon. I was consistently told the same thing: it was early, it most likely hadn’t spread, and I would need to remove it immediately. All good things to hear, but still incredibly scary. “You have cancer” are words you never think you’ll hear, especially at 27 years old. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On October 1st, I had my first Mohs surgery. They didn’t know how much skin they’d have to remove, and thankfully, one round did the trick, and my surface skin was cancer free. On October 8th, I had my oculoplastic surgery. The cancer was deep enough that I needed an eye doctor to remove the rest of it to keep my eye safe. I also had melanoma on my lower eyelid, and needed that to be removed as well. At the end of the day, I had 95% of my lower eyelid removed, and about 1 1/2 cm of skin removed beneath my eye. The doctor gave me a skin graft, and rebuilt my eyelid (ask me for specific details - medicine is INSANELY cool). **CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻**
Happy Monday 💓 Here is a scary statistic: the overall lifetime risk of all melanoma (including stage 0 melanoma or melanoma in situ) is 1/24 😳. The overall lifetime risk of invasive melanoma is 1/47 😳. On the American Cancer Society website it is listed broken down by ethnicity and noted that “in white patients: 1/38, in Hispanic patients: 1/172 and in African American patients: 1/1000”. Ok so this is a lot of numbers/statistics and depending on where you read they may be off a few in either direction- but the bottom line is that MELANOMA IS COMMON. 😬 I think about these numbers all day long. I see around 25-30 patients on any given day and I am constantly thinking- that means roughly 1 of the patients I see each day is going to develop a melanoma during their lifetime— which is why it is so important to educate people on what to look for. Any spot that is changing, looks different from the others, stands out to you or catches your attention- get it checked! Remember melanoma can be anywhere (even where the sun doesn’t shine 😉) and it can be smooth and flat. Pay attention to your skin! 😘
Dr. Ron Reyes is our full-time skin cancer doctor at Skin Confidence Clinic Lutwyche City. Please book for skin cancer check with Dr. Ron on 07 3857 2723. Dr. Ronald Reyes
Member, Skin Cancer College Australasia
Dr. Ronald Reyes is an experienced full-time skin cancer doctor. He has a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree; Dr. Ronald Reyes is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia.
Originally from the Philippines, Dr. Ron moved to New Zealand in 1995 before settling in Brisbane in 1999 with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. When working as a GP, Dr. Ron always had a special interest in skin cancer detection and treatment and would request that skin check patients from GP clinics be sent to him. In 2010, Dr Ron made the choice to pursue this interest wholly and became a full time skin cancer doctor. Dr. Ron has a large patient base following him due to his friendly demeanour and knowledge of skin cancer medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Ron loves spending time with his family- playing tennis, chess, singing and eating good food!
Please book your skin check appointment with Dr. Ron at Skin Confidence Clinic Lutwyche City.
Do you know what word I hate more than anything? #cancer 😢
Because #cancersucks It affects too many people on too many levels. It’s personal for all of us and is a trial that I don’t even want to think about. But, it’s reality and I’m so thankful for doctors and nurses that make it beatable. Someone close is having skin cancer removed tomorrow ☹️ from far away, this is the support I can give. After the surgery and the healing starts, these are the best options to have to help healing be quick and scarring be minimal. 🤕
👉🏻Magnolia and Rose Touch are amazing for the skin health regeneration 👉🏻Custom Blend from @essentiallyobsessed (at the perfect time 🙌🏻) is:
15 drops Yarrow|Pom
10 drops Helichrysum
10 drops frankincense
10 drops sandalwood
10 drops myrrh
Topped with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Applied about every 30 minutes to help with throbbing and healing. 🙌🏻
Here’s to minimal scarring and quick healing.
Sunscreen is invisible when it's working and invisible when it stops. The photo on the bottom was taken with a UV camera, allowing you to see how UV hits and damages your skin. SPOTMYUV starts purple when exposed to UV and, as you cover your skin with sunscreen, turns clear to show your protection. Swipe right to see! Especially on high UV days like today, it's important to be able to always see your sun exposure. ☀️ Pick up a pack of SPOTs at spotmyuv.com.au and see for yourself!
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Yup! We’re still riding the $35 airbrush tan wave 🌊 If you haven’t booked in yet to secure your $35 tan, do it soon! 😁
Thanks for helping us clear out our overstocked storage closet😂🙌🏾⚡️
A lengthy PSA: ALWAYS use sunscreen, especially on your FACE. If you know me, you know that I LOVE being outdoors. I love the Sun, it keeps us alive and rejuvenates the soul. We cannot live without it. However; for those of us who are like me (fair skinned, blue eyes, red hair) the Sun harms our skin more than we can see with the naked eye. Skin Cancer is not a stranger to me. Most of you do not know this about me...I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma when I was 25 years old. (So young!!) I had the area removed and Thank God (and my Mom) it was diagnosed & removed in time.
Fast forward to 23 years later...
I am starting week 2 of Basal Cell Carcinoma treatment on my face. It’s a simple 4-week treatment. I apply a very potent cream to my face nightly and wash it off in the morning. Seems simple enough, right? The effect of the medicine at work is as you can see on my face. All cancerous cells turn into bright red, dry, itchy, crusty, and last but not least... oozy open wounds. (I had no idea my forehead would light up like a Litebright, once again👉🏼cancerous cells aren’t always detected by the naked eye) Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Those are just a few of the side effects. I have also been experiencing sore joints, canker sores in my mouth, lack of energy & flu like symptoms. I still have 3 weeks remaining. Those that know me, know I’m always energetic, positive and ready to do anything at anytime! I’m dealing with this the best way that I know how. Always moving forward. I AM A SURVIVOR and will continue to be. Cancer of any kind is NO JOKE. Always check yourself from head to toe. If anything looks abnormal, don’t hesitate to have it checked by a Dermatologist. It can save your life! Thanks for reading. I’m not looking for sympathy, I cannot stress how much Sunscreen should be your BFF (and kicking my own ass for not using it like I should)!!!✌🏼💜 #skincancerawareness#skincancersucks#alwayswearsunscreen#myskinissoitchy#iwanttoscratchmyfaceoff#alwayslaughingatmyself
I know the hot summer sun has left us, but I bet plenty of us are heading off for some winter sunshine. It’s always important to protect our skin against harmful UVR’s, and always good to check your skin for any changes.
Your osteopath may ask you questions about any moles or markings they see during your consultation. We’re just being professionally curious and we have your health in mind 🤗
If you’re worried about any skin changes, please ask me. #osteopathyworks#masced#skincancerawareness www.eastwoodosteopathy.com
When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. If you notice anything on your skin that is new or changing, see a board-certified dermatologist. Get notified when there’s a free skin cancer screening near you by signing up at at aad.org/spotme or click the #linkinbio .
Granuloma (gran-you-low-ma) annulare (ann-you-lar-ē) is a skin condition that usually causes a rash. It isn’t a type of cancer. It isn’t contagious. Learn more about granuloma on the @aad website here 👉🏻https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rashes/granuloma-annularez. Photo credit @aad
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Real Talk 🗣: Who here could be better about daily sun protection on their body? 🙋🏻♀️While most people understand the importance of daily facial sun protection, your hands, arms, and even your neck (Décolletage) can end up getting neglected. Signs of aging, such as sun spots, loss of melanin (skin pigment) which I have already experienced a good deal of on my arms, and sagging skin (yuck 😖) can start creeping up on you. Or, even worse, potential skin cancer 😫 I noticed a small sun spot on the top of my hand the other day and decided it was time to be more proactive about sun care on the rest of my body☀️🌞 I came across @coolibar on @organicbeautylover stories and went to check out their website. I was looking specifically for driving gloves/sleeves and hats, and ended up finding a great deal on the full finger gloves. Right now all sale items are an extra 25% off plus free shipping with code SLE25. These gloves ended up costing me only $11.24😀Here’s some more info about the company:
Coolibar was the first clothing company to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. *Source: CDC: Skin Cancer Rates by State With the most innovative UPF 50+ products and fabrics designed to block 98% of UVA/UVB rays, and guaranteed to last a lifetime, we custom design, produce and offer technically elegant styles in proprietary fabrics . #suncare#drivinggloves
SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY!!! ☀️ ⛅️ ☀️ .
Study the RIGHT side of the gentleman’s face in the image and I am confident that you will observe a key difference between the appearance of the skin on this side, in comparison to that on the left. 🤔
This is an image of a truck driver whose skin has been significantly damaged by the sun shining through his truck window. 😱😱😱 Yes, through his window; not on the beach or walking around outside! 👀
As we head towards the season of winter, we are still experiencing a somewhat surprisingly large amount of sunshine; and although temperatures may have declined; the sunshine is still there! 😎
Wearing shades to look cool, will not make you look half as cool years later, as when you wear a high level of sunscreen even in the colder months! ❄️ .
Whether you’re working in, walking or driving around on a sunny day... Sunscreen is still a necessity! Starting with 30SPF as a minimum is a great idea; so that you have sufficient coverage to protect you from those harmful UV rays! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Don’t wait until significant damage has been made to start protecting your skin, start now! After all; it’s never too early to be good to your skin right?👌🏾☺️👌🏾
I went to the beach to learn to surf! I only ever surfed with my dad before this. Although I have no pictures of my surf experience because I was much too busy enjoying the ride, I have pictures of another beach (El Capitan SB) where we camped for the trip.
Last Thursday was my dad's 61st birthday. To celebrate I road tripped down south to Santa Barbara for a surf lesson. The lesson was everything I hoped for and more. My instructor, Grayson, left me feeling inspired, relieved, and confident. Big thank you to #santabarbarasurfschool for an amazing life experience. I'll be back. I'm pretty confident that I'll be purchasing a wetsuit and board here real soon.
This was all to commemorate my dad for his birthday. He passed away about 3 months ago now from what started as skin cancer. My dad grew up in Long Beach born to ride waves. As life went on, he made decisions that would pull him away from the beach life, but his one requirement was that he needed to be near water. If not surfing, then water skiing. My dad spend a lot of time on and near water. Eventually, he moved to San Jose del Cabo, so he could enjoy the surf everyday. He loved the surfing community and that the ocean always taught him some life lesson.
Unfortunately, his love of sun and surf is ultimately what took his life. My dad suffered from skin cancer for approximately 12 years. The last 3 years were exceptionally horrible and painful. He ended up with almost a fist sized hole in his face. It was so horrible to watch him have to manage his pain and go through this endeavor.
I urge every one to wear sunscreen, a hat, lip balm with SPF and cover yourselves as much as possible. Skin cancer does not sound as life threatening as other cancers, but it can be. And surfers have it rough because they sit on the water and soak up double rays that are reflected off the water, like snowboarding. I sincerely hope one day we find a cure for cancer or find alternate ways to prevent it. Until then, we must protect ourselves as best we can the ways we know how.
Happy Birthday, Da! .
PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45*
I was excited to try this for a variety of reasons. .
☀️ The higher SPF (41)
☀️ Physical/Mineral-Based (both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide)
☀️Tinted (to combat the white cast from mineral based SPF)
☀️Water Resistant (This girl sweats in the Florida heat)
☀️The addition of antioxidant Coenzyme Q10
This SPF has also earned itself a Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation for Active Use. But what does that mean? Does it really hold any weight? Or is it along the lines of "dermatologist tested?"
After some research, it does hold weight. Here is the criteria for the seal:
☀️UVB Protection (the # is validated)
☀️UVA Protection - measures critical wave length (absorption spectrum of SPF is measured against wavelength); minimum 370. as the critical wavelength.
☀️Passes Phototoxicity Testing - the product shouldn’t make the skin more sensitive to light
☀️Passes Water / Sweat Resistant Testing .
I've been super impressed by how this layers over skincare and especially under makeup. Initially I was a little concerned with application, thinking it might make me a little too shiny. But to my surprise that wasn't the case. My skin doesn't look any shinier as the day progresses. Feels very lightweight on the skin. If you have an oily skin type, you may like something with more of a matte, dry texture.
This SPF is a little pricey, retailing for $50 USD. However, it's frequently included in Dermstore sales, so you can snag at 20% off, which helps somewhat. In addition to the price, the other drawback is that it's in one tint. I'm not sure how this would work for deep skin tones.
I'll definitely be picking up a replacement when mine runs out.
What’s your fave daily SPF?
22nd of June: I went to Guy's hospital to let them have a look at one of my 100.000.000 moles. The doctor tells me that we are going to do a biopsy immediately.
I wait for the results until the wound gets infected and I go straight to the gp who tells me that there are the results. "Cristina. Please, sit down. Do you have anyone to speak to once home?"
I understood that the results were more than " that's just a mole" and I asked her to tell me what it was but she could not read me all the results.
I went back to the hospital to let them explain the situation... It turns out I have a melanoma in situ.
As you can easily find on the Web, it means that it is not even stage 1 but they tell me they have to do other exams on my mole since it could be a different stage due to the nature of the mole.
Actually, a part of it was deeper, I don't know what stage but I have to do a second biopsy.
I was freaking out. I always wear sunscreen, I don't even go to the beach so easily. I have always been too scared of skin cancer and now I have it.
10th of August, I have the second biopsy.
They cut me deeper this time..
It's stage 1, I have fortunately realised it was not just a mole before it was too late.
I have to deal again with steaches and pain but I just want them to remove every cancer cells in my body.
Weeks after I call the hospital. They have the results. There is nothing left. They removed everything.
They tell me that I was lucky, I saw the something was changing and I removed the mole at the beginning of the cancer process.
So guys, I am writing this in order to ask you to check yourself.
Wear the sunscreen, avoid the hottest hours of the day.
Even one little thing could hurt you..
Check check and check again. Take photos and note the changes even if it is the colour or just the shape
Flashback to Professional Beauty London in Feb 2018 where we launched our MASCED campaign in front of the movers and shakers of the beauty industry. Fast forward 9 months and over 8000 people have completed our unique online skin cancer awareness training and we are too busy with the campaign to attend #pbnorth this weekend! We have some of Skcin Ambassadors there who will be reporting back to us this evening. We can’t wait to hear what new contacts they have and hope it’s a great show. #skincancerawareness#charity#beauty#mua#spa @make_up4tv @skincareexpert32
Looking back we still can’t believe how strong our Mum was throughout this whole journey. Mum showed immense courage and strength in which we will forever be inspired by.
As you can see in this pic, radiation takes it’s toll on your body, Mum had a small tumour in her jaw area which is where the radiation was targeted, however the affects of the radiation spread over a large area and was quite painful and sore for Mum. It doesn’t help it was on a very noticeable part of her body and living in a hot climate made it hard to cover up. For a while there Mum didn’t feel comfortable leaving the house, even to go to the local shops. So we may see the physical affects but it’s the mental ones that are the real battle for the the person going through this treatment.
As Mum would always say “Everything is going to be OK”