I certainly understand the desire to want to remove moles yourself. I had moles from head-to-toe all my life and felt extremely self-conscious all of the time. I was at a point of wanting to just cut them out myself, so I can relate to anyone else looking into how to remove moles yourself.
The recommendation from AAP has long been to keep infants 6 months and under out of direct sunlight, but as anyone with a baby on island knows, this isn’t always a possibility (especially when you’ve got an older child making a beeline for the beach!). The AAP has recently said it is okay to use sunscreen on younger babies when shade isn’t possible. The trick is finding the vitamin c serum with the least amount of chemicals.
Surgical removal of moles gets a bad reputation because it can leave a very prominent scar. I should know, I had a cancerous mole removed from my arm and now have a big scar in its place.
Beaches are a rather unstable environment due to often harsh conditions of wind, and waves. Some small creatures burrow deeply into the sand for protection, and feed on things washed in by waves. Crabs, shorebirds and other insects feed on these little beach dwellers. The Piping Plover (endangered), and certain ‘tern’ species rely solely on beaches for their nesting. Sea turtles are also among those that lay eggs on ocean beaches. Sea grass and other plant life grow in undisturbed real estate areas of the beach and the dunes.
So why do they have to add these ingredients if it’s possible to make sunscreen without the `questionable ingredients`? Well let’s go back to the word `Profit`…less cost to manufacture their sunscreen.
The things that stimulate melanin production are UV rays from the sun and certain other hormones. Estrogen is one of them. That’s why some women see these darker areas appear during pregnancy, after taking birth control pills or when they take hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms.
Excessive tanning can lead at the very least to a bad sunburn, and it’s inevitable painful consequences. We don’t all need to be richly tanned like George Hamilton. When we endure a bad burn, we wonder if we will ever be comfortable again, and wish we could be in anyone else’s skin at the same time. Tanning has been directly linked to malignant melanomas in many individuals, and is potentially fatal in that situation. Tanning has been linked to premature aging of the skin in many people because of overexposure. But there are some simple remedies for many of these frequent excesses.
For those of you who failed to follow this good advice in the past and for anyone that wants a little extra help, there are some excellent anti-aging creams. One that I know of contains an extract from the nut grass root that will help smooth out uneven pigmentation quickly.