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How To Check Your Moles Before Going To A Dermatologist

June 22, 2016 by Keren Leshem
shefinds | beauty

Moles. We’ve all got them, and we’ve got to be careful. Sometimes, it’s just annoying to wait for a dermatologist appointment to check if your moles are dangerous or not. We dug up some at-home tips to help you determine if your mole is cause for concern. Here are five red flags to look out for:

The ABCDE’s of Moles: If you notice any one of these distinctions, you should head over to your dermatologist for an official opinion.

Asymmetry: If one half of your mole does not match its other half

Border: If the border or edges of the mole are jagged or blurred

Color: If your mole is a color that is much different than the average medium-to-dark brown shade

Diameter: If the diameter of the mole is larger than that of a pencil

Evolving: If your mole looks different from others, and is possibly changing color, shape or size

How should you most efficiently check for moles? Take off all of your clothes, and check your entire body – don’t forget your back and those hidden areas like in-between your fingers and toes. You will probably need a (very close) friend to help you with this job! Also, be sure to continually photograph your skin to be certain of any changes.

Read more here to learn more about checking your moles at-home. Share Care recommends seeing a dermatologist once a year for a skin exam, regardless of whether you have moles or not.

Be sure to read about 12 Gorgeous Stars Who Suffered From Acne and How To Wear Cheap Earrings Without Irritating Your Ear Holes

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