There is much that we currently know about skin cancer, its types, why they occur, how we can introduce preventative methods. At present, melanomas represent 1% of skin cancers diagnosed, which while seemingly small, melanomas are typically associated with higher mortality.
Deeply rooted in Norse mythology and Nordic way of life, skiing has been a vital part of culture, travel, and even cavalry in the 1700’s! By the late 1800s to the early 1900s, skiing in particular, had become a widespread phenomenon, enjoyed by the masses.
Usually exposed year-round, the lips can be a neglected area when it comes to sun exposure. The outermost layer of skin on your lips is significantly thinner than the rest of the body’s dermis, so we investigated what’s best for their protection.
An important tool in a dermatologist’s arsenal is the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale. This system was originally conceptualised in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick who was an academic dermatologist.
Our skin makes us look and feel human – and we couldn’t survive without it. Learn more about its role in keeping you healthy.
Our largest organ and made up of three distinct layers, all of which play a part in keeping you healthy. Learn about the anatomy of your skin here.