Happy Friday everyone!
When it comes to reading ingredient labels, I’m sure you’ve heard that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient or the name is too long, it’s automatically bad for you. Well, that’s actually a myth as many skincare companies adhere to the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system, which is an internationally recognized way of standardizing labels on cosmetic products.
For example tocopherol acetate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and butyrospermum parkii sound scary but they are actually alternative names for vitamin E, vitamin C, and shea butter. Remember that whether you can pronounce an ingredient name or not tells you nothing about the safety of it.
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With May being skin cancer awareness month, use the guidelines below to know what to look for.
Asymmetry If you draw a line through this mole, the two halves will not match.
Border The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven, irregular, scalloped or notched.
Color Coloring varies from one area to another- different shades if brown, tan, or black- and it can become red, blue or some other color.
Diameter Melanomas are usually larger than the size of the eraser on your pencil ( ¼ inch or 6mm) but they can be smaller when first detected.
Evolution Any changes in size, shape, color, elevation or new symptoms such as bleeding itching or crusting.
Always remember, when in doubt, have it checked out!
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Happy Friday readers!
If you need a reason to put down your smart phones or devices, keep this in mind. Spending long periods of time looking down at your phone or tablet can increase skin laxity and encourage lines to form around your neck, resulting in a premature aged appearance.
Have a great weekend!