If you are prone to developing moles, then there are a few practices you can put into your life to prevent moles from developing in the first place. Here are some common sense mole prevention tips to follow. These will augment your efforts to develop beautiful skin after removing your moles.

Limit your exposure to the sun

Exposure to the sun stimulates production of melanin in the skin. This is what causes skin to darken and turn into a tan. But this process can also leading to the development of moles. Avoid sunbeds, and sun tanning. And limit exposing your skin to direct sunlight. When when you do spend time in the sun be sure to wear a high SPF sunscreen. The sun is most intense between 10AM and 4PM. This is when the ultraviolet rays are at their strongest. So be sure to

1) Wear a hat
2) Wear light and comfortable skin covering clothes
3) Use sunscreen on exposed skin.

Apply sunscreen or sunblock

You won’t always be able to or even want to stay out of the sunshine. Some sun exposure is good for you. Though it will promote the development of moles. When your skin is exposed to the sun, be sure to apply a high SPF sunscreen (20 or more) or any sun blocking cream to exposed before stepping outdoors. SPF content in the topical cream or lotion should be 20 or better. Apply sunscreen or block at least half an hour before exposing your skin to the sun. Also be sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours and after bathing or becoming wet in any way. Sunscreen protection doesn’t last longer than 2.5 to 3 hours so it is very important to re-apply product regularly, to protect yourself from burns and to minimize skin condition that promote mole growth.

Inspect your moles regularly

Part of your mole prevention routine should be to check your skin and any new or changing moles often. Once a week or so especially if you are getting any sun exposure.  Watch for changes in color, shape and size. If you detect a change, then see your doctor or dermatologist. Moles that change can be cancerous and will require treatment. Don’t delay a doctor’s appointment if you see changes. Get them looked at as soon as possible.

Clean your skin and exfoliate

Clean your skin regularity and scrub dead skin away. This exfoliation process will help in the prevention of and stop the development of moles. Dead skin cells can block pores and create the conditions for moles to form. Be sure to exfoliate your face and body often several time per month or even once per week.

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