Heatwave raises awareness of keeping an eye on your skin

mole removalFollowing the Beast from the East and all the snow earlier in the year, we have since been treated to the “hottest April days since 1949”, with sunshine across the UK and temperatures reaching the late 20s. Parks, gardens and beaches were suddenly transformed into a mecca for those hoping to enjoy the sunshine.

A scorching May Bank Holiday meant that out came the shorts, the sleeveless tops and plenty of pale areas that have not seen much sunshine since the end of last summer. This quest to get some sun on our pale arms, legs, backs and so on is a great opportunity to give your skin a good MOT. It’s an ideal chance to have a thorough check of your moles and skin patterns, and if anything doesn’t look the same as how you remember it from last year, make an appointment to get it checked out.

If you decide that you wish to act now to prevent issues with moles in the future, there are various options you can explore.

What happens if I decide to have a mole removed?

If you decide to be proactive and have mole removal, then there are several ways in which this can be done. Moles can be cut out with a surgical scalpel, shaved off or removed by lasers. All of which are relatively quick to perform and can be undertaken as outpatient operations – which means you are in and out on the same day.

Get into good habits now

Before the ‘hottest May EVER’ or ‘June temperatures hotter than the Sahara’ are announced, it’s important to start the year with good sun habits.

Remember how important it is to use sun cream, even if you’re not planning on sunbathing for very long. A high SPF will help to stop UV rays damaging the skin so will also help keep your skin free from wrinkles and sunspots.