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Sun exposure when pregnant — what’s important to know

When you’re pregnant, you’ll be aware of the long list of dos and don’ts to keep both mother and baby happy and healthy. So where does sun exposure stand on that list? How much is needed or should it be avoided altogether? We delve into these questions, looking at the link between sun exposure and pregnancy.

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Skin cancer

Where is skin cancer most common on the body?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occurring globally each year, according to the World Health Organization. Knowing where skin cancer normally appears and the warning signs can help you stay safe as early detection significantly increases chances of survival.

Learn about the most common forms of skin cancer below and where they usually show up on the body.

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What skincare products do you need for your face?

When it comes to skincare, the face is one of the most talked-about areas. That’s because our face represents us in a certain way. Our faces are never invisible and not protected by clothing neither. So taking care of the skin on your face is important. But what kind of products do you have to use? And do you have to use skincare products at all?

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Skin cancer

How skin cancer is treated

If you have been diagnosed you will be discussing skin cancer treatment options with your doctor. Of course, this depends on the type of skin cancer, the stage, and other factors. But it’s good to know which treatment options are commonly available and what they mean. In this article, we will describe how skin cancer is treated for the different types of skin cancer – where we will make the distinction between non-melanoma (basal cell carcinoma & squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma skin cancer. As the treatment options for those types can be specific.

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Why you should use sun protection year-round

It’s easy to remember skin protection when the sun is out or when you’re headed to a beach holiday, but on the cloudy days or during the winter doldrums, it’s harder to remember. But even when the sun is hiding, it can still do damage. That’s why skin protection is something to stay vigilant about year-round, on the gray days too. We explore exactly why that is below and share some tips for keeping your skin safe.

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Skin cancer

It’s time for your end-of-summer skin check

For one half of the world, the summer is now really coming to an end. And with that also ends days full of sunshine. As much as you might like the sun there is a downside as well. You might be aware of it, but the sun is the biggest cause of skin cancer in the world. This means that the sun just had a few months (or weeks, depending on where you live) to cast down those warm rays that also can cause a lot of problems. So as the summer is coming to an end, it’s time to find out what the impact on your skin has been and to get a skin check.

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Skin cancer

Who gets skin cancer?

As skin cancer is now one of the most common types of cancer globally, more and more people are becoming aware of the risk. And that’s a good thing of course. But it also raises the question ‘am I at risk?’. Which can be answered with a ‘yes’ in most cases. So to make things a bit more clear: who gets skin cancer?

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SkinVision App

The benefits of health apps in corporate health programs

Corporate health programs are on the rise as more and more employers prioritize the benefits of a healthy and happy workforce. The Global Wellness Institute estimates that corporate health programs are already approximately 40-billion-dollar industry worldwide. Not only do employees who feel well, work well, but they are less likely to incur additional costs to the company in terms of sick pay or loss of profit.

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Skin spots

Why it’s so important to check for new moles and skin spots

Once again it has become clear why it’s important to be aware of how your skin looks. You are probably already checking for any changes in the moles on your body. Which is a wise thing to do? But it turns out that new moles and skin spots that are even more important to look for. A new study indicates that most skin cancers come from these new arrivals.

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Skin cancer

Unexpected places to look for skin cancer

When we talk about the areas on our body where skin cancer appears, studies have shown that there are a few common places to point out. In the illustration below, we pinpoint specific places for both men and women. Although it is crucial to know this, there are also uncommon, or even unexpected places to look for skin cancer.  

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Skin care tips

Beauty bloggers guide to summer skin health

As the northern hemisphere is enjoying the summer right now, taking care of our skin is more important than ever. As you may know, the sun has two sides to it: we enjoy the sun and take vitamin D from it, but at the same time it’s the biggest cause of skin cancer. That’s why we asked a few of our favorite beauty & skincare bloggers to share their summer skin health tips with you.

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Skin cancer

How skin cancer can be prevented

Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer. Which means that something has to change. We need to be more aware of the risks of skin cancer, which symptoms will occur, and how we can make sure that we find skin cancer early so it can be treated. Even better still, we need to know how to prevent skin cancer. Let’s take a look at the most important precautions you can take.

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Melanoma

Men and women: Where is melanoma most common?

With skin cancer on the rise for decades, it’s very important to be aware of the possible risks – and also how to spot these risks. When you start to take a close look at your body, you’ll notice that it’s not that easy to monitor your skin. With the SkinVision app, we give you a tool that helps you to do this.

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What skin care products do dermatologists recommend?

Skincare is not an easy topic to discuss. With so many possibilities to set up a skincare routine – and so many products to choose, chances are you might get lost in all of these choices. So let’s ask the experts, shall we? Dermatologists see and treat people’s skin every day. They know what affects the skin and how to take the best care of it. So: what skincare products do dermatologists recommend? We sat down with two of them to find out.

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer fatigue: what can you do?

When we take a look at public communities like Patientslikeme, it shows that one of the most common symptoms of a skin cancer diagnosis is fatigue. Skin cancer fatigue is, therefore, something that a large group of people has to deal with every day. So what can you do?

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Why skin cancer is on the rise

Skin cancer is on the rise and is now the most common cancer for young people. That sounds alarming, and it is. If we look back a few decades, skin cancer rates have been climbing steadily – and there is no stopping it soon. But why is that? Let’s take a look at the different factors that contribute to the rise of skin cancer, and how we can possibly put a stop to it.

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Skin cancer screenings covered by insurance?
Skin cancer

Are skin cancer screenings covered by insurance?

The key to treating skin cancer is finding it early. If detected early, there are many more treatment options available. And even better, of course, is to prevent it from ever happening. Although that’s difficult, regular screenings will help.

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What does squamous cell carcinoma mean?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What does squamous cell carcinoma mean?

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. It occurs when squamous cells begin to grow uncontrollably in the top layers of the skin, called the epidermis. What does squamous cell carcinoma mean?

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Melanoma

Who is most at risk for melanoma?

In short, people of any age, race, and gender can get melanoma. But of course, there are people that fall into the high risk for melanoma category, which we will explain in more detail below.

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Skin care tips

The complete guide to skin care for men

When it comes to skincare, there is a lot of information out there. But mostly it is focused on women. And that does not seem right. Because when it comes to taking care of the skin and protecting the skin’s health, everyone should be equal. Of course there are differences between men and women when we are looking at the skin – so skincare tips specifically for men are a bit different. We sat down with a few skin experts to talk about this, and to share their best guide to skincare for men.

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Melanoma

Dealing with depression from melanoma diagnosis

Many of our users perform self-checks to exclude any possible depression from melanoma. But in some cases, high-risk signs are spotted and people are urged to go and see a doctor for a closer look. This could lead to a melanoma skin cancer diagnosis, which of course is very serious.

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Skin care tips

Why skin care is so important

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? That should make it clear immediately why it is so important to take good care of your skin. But of course, things are a bit more complex than just that. The skin is an interesting organ, and at the same time difficult to understand. What goes on with our skin on a daily basis? And how is that impacted by skin care? Let’s take a look at the 3 most important factors.

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What skincare routine should i use?
Skin care tips

What skincare routine should i use?

Which routine fits your skin depends on a few things, like your skin type, and how sensitive it is. In this post, we’ll dive into a few different options that could work for you. First, we’ll find out which skin type you have. After that, we’ll take a look at a simple skincare routine for all skin types, and one for combination skin – which is a skin type a lot of people are struggling with.

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer awareness month: E for Evolution

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During this month a lot of people contribute to the mission of raising awareness of skin cancer risk to as many people as possible. To support this cause, we will publish a series of blog posts dedicated to the most common signs of skin cancer. We focus on the ABCDE-method for detecting early signs, that will help you when performing self-checks and to get you to a doctor in time. Today we look at E, evolution, which can be an important indicator of risk. Let’s dive into it.

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Skin cancer awareness month: D for Diameter

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During this month a lot of people contribute to the mission of raising awareness of skin cancer risk to as many people as possible. To support this cause, we will publish a series of blog posts dedicated to the most common signs of skin cancer. We focus on the ABCDE-method for detecting early signs, that will help you when performing self-checks and to get you to a doctor in time. Today we look at D, which stands for diameter.

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Skin cancer awareness month: C for Colors

As you are now (probably) aware of, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During this month a lot of people contribute to the mission of raising awareness of skin cancer risk to as many people as possible. To support this cause, we will publish a series of blog posts dedicated to the most common signs of skin cancer. We focus on the ABCDE-method for detecting early signs, that will help you when performing self-checks and to get you to a doctor in time. Today we look at the importance of colors.

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Indoor tanning and the connection to skin cancer

By now, most of us must have heard that tanning is not good for our health, as the UV rays emitted from tanning beds penetrate our skin, damaging it deeply. What is the exact connection between indoor tanning and skin cancer? Let’s have a look at how these two are linked.

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