This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.
Think a tan is the way to an ageless, youthful look? Think again.
Repeatedly tanning or burning damages your skin, making it age faster.
“Tanning is a major cause of premature aging of skin,” John Korman, MD, is a dermatologist with Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS). “The two best anti-aging practices are sunscreen and moisturizing. If you want good skin, protect yourself. It’s simple and a reality.”
The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma, another type of skin cancer, is less common but the most deadly.
Many times, areas affected by skin cancer have to be surgically removed, further damaging your complexion.
“Areas are cut out and it leaves a large scar. It’s a daily, visual reminder of the skin cancer, and that’s the best case scenario,” Korman said.
You can still have glowing skin: Perform a morning cleanse, use a vitamin C serum, and apply sunscreen and makeup of your choice. Cleanse again in the evening, exfoliate and moisturize, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
“It’s not that you can’t enjoy time outdoors or a beautiful sunny day,” Korman said. “You just have to be mindful and protect your skin in the process.”
For a free skin screening with dermatologist John Korman, MD, or join us on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. Call 864-560-7999 to make an appointment.