Save your skin

Preventing is curing

90% of skin cancers can be treated if detected in time.*

if you care for somebody, check their beauty spots everywhere.

*Source: Euromelanoma Epidemiological fact sheet

ABCDE method

It's easy as ABCDE

  • as Asymmetry
    BenignMalignant

    A for asymmetry

    This benign mole is not asymmetrical. If you draw a line through the middle, the two sides will match, meaning it is symmetrical. If you draw a line through this mole, the two halves will not match, meaning it is asymmetrical, a warning sign for melanoma.

    Source: Skin Cancer Foundation
  • as Borders
    BenignMalignant

    B for borders

    A benign mole has smooth, even borders, unlike melanomas. The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges may be scalloped or notched.

    Source: Skin Cancer Foundation
  • as Color
    BenignMalignant

    C for color

    Most benign moles are all one color - often a single shade of brown. Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red, white or blue.

    Source: Skin Cancer Foundation
  • as Diameter
  • as Evolution
    BenignMalignant

    E for evolution

    Common, benign moles look the same over time. Be on the alert when a mole starts to evolve or change in any way. When a mole is evolving, see a doctor. Any change - in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting - points to danger.

    Source: Skin Cancer Foundation

The ABCDE method explained by our expert

SKIN CHECK TIPS

Use a hairdryer to check beauty spots on the scalp

Use mirrors to check hidden beauty spots

Don't forget to check your skin folds for beauty spots

Look at the beauty spots at the soles of your feet and between your toes

Whether you have fair or dark skin, look at your beauty spots

Also check the inside and outside of your lips for signs of melanoma

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