be vigilant after diagnosis, as new cancers can often appear elsewhere within the first two years,” says Dr Ellen Marmur, a surgical dermatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “Look out for moles or skin patches that are itchy, painful, bleeding, have grown or changed in shape.” Susanne Kaufmann Sun Cream Cell Protection contains SPF 25 and uses modern, highly effective UVA and UVB filters.
6. Prevention is key
When exposed to UV rays, your skin’s pigment-producing melanocytes are sent into overdrive, leading to tough-to-treat dark spots. Natura Bissé Diamond White SPF 50 contains ellagic acid, a pomegranate extract that helps fade brown spots. Darker marks can be treated with a non-ablative laser, such as Fraxel. Schedule any such treatments in the winter months, and ensure you stay out of the sun for at least two weeks ahead of your appointment to reduce the pigmentation of surrounding skin.