If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
Consider this post my public service announcement for the season. If “The Sunscreen Song” and this video don’t motivate you to slather on the sunscreen this summer, I’m not sure what will! I am a sun worshiper – I’m at the pool every free second I have between May and August. And during college and the year I got married, I was an almost daily visitor to the tanning bed. I’ve had my share of bad, peeling, sunburns.
I also happen to be fair skinned (and as they mention in the video, I definitely have 50+ moles). I am married to a red-headed “ginger” (although don’t call him that – he hates that term haha). After years of prompting, this video was the final nail in the coffin when it came to convincing him to go to my dermo for an exam. There’s no particular spot he’s worried about, but after my several scares, and this video, I believe anyone with our traits should definitely get checked out on a regular basis, by a professional.
I myself have had several painful procedures, but they were minimal compared to what you see in this video. Thankfully, everything I’ve had was caught early enough that nothing spread. I keep my date with my dermo like I would an anniversary dinner. Priority. If you have light skin, light hair, light eyes, are prone to burning, or just have a spot that makes you go “hmm”, Get. Checked. Out. It’s so much less scary to go in now than later.