What does a normal mole look like?
A mole that is a solid tan, brown, or dark brown or flesh-coloured is normal. Its edges are well-defined, its usually smaller than ¼ inch in diameter, and has a round or oval shape. It should be flat or dome-like. Look for any change in a mole you have or the appearance of a new mole. Most normal moles appear by age 30. Moles that appear after that age should be watched closely and brought to the attention of your family doctor. Q: How should sunscreen be used? A: Always use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more (remember, the lower the number the more frequently you have to reapply it). Spread the sunscreen everywhere that the sun’s rays might touch you, including your ears, the back of your neck, and bald areas of your scalp. Reapply every hour if you are sweating or swimming. You should always apply your sunscreen at least 15 to 20 minutes before exposing your skin to the sun. This provides the vital time the sunscreen needs to be absorbed and spread over and