Tests & tools

Understanding and monitoring your skin is of crucial importance. We’ve developed some free and useful tools that can help you get ahead of solar keratoses and skin cancer.

Are you at risk of developing Solar Keratoses?

Your previous exposure to the sun can lead to the development of Solar Keratoses (sun spots), a precursor to non-melanoma skin cancer. If you regularly spend (or have spent) time in the sun or have a certain skin type, you could be at a higher risk of developing Solar Keratoses.

Take this short quiz (7 questions) to indicate your potential risk.

Solar Keratoses are rough skin lesions caused by cumulative exposure to the sun. Sun damage builds up over time so if you are over 40 years of age you are at increased risk of developing Solar Keratoses.

I am

years old

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People with fair skin are more susceptible to developing Solar Keratoses. This is because their skin is more easily damaged by UV radiation from the sun’s rays. So it is particularly important for people with fair skin to protect themselves in the sun.

My skin type mostly resembles

  • Pale white skin

    Always burn
    Never tans

  • Fair skin

    Usually burn
    Rarely tans

  • Darker white skin

    Sometimes burns
    Tan slowly

  • Light brown skin

    Rarely burns
    Tan easily

  • Brown skin

    Rarely burns
    Tan profusely

  • Dark brown or black skin

    Never burns
    Always tans

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Individuals that work for prolonged periods outside and/or take part in outdoor activities such as gardening, labouring, sailing, running, golfing, skiing, etc. are at higher risk of developing Solar Keratoses.

Over the course of my lifetime, I have spent an avarage of

hours per day outside.

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Failing to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays may increase risk of developing Solar Keratoses over time. So apply sunscreen and cover up to stay safe in the sun!

When I spend time in the sun, I usually use

No sunscreen

SPF 15

SPF 30

SPF 50+

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Both tanning outside and using sunbeds exposes your skin to UV rays which increases the risk of developing Solar Keratoses in your lifetime. Remember tanning also accelerates skin aging and the development of wrinkles.

I tan outside or use sunbeds

Never

Sometimes

Regularly

Often

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Solar Keratoses is caused by accumulated exposure to sun, so if you have already had Solar Keratoses or skin cancer, your risk of developing new Solar Keratoses lesions in other sun-exposed skin areas is higher.

I have previously been diagnosed with

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If you have a suppressed immune system for example because you’re an organ transplant patient you have a higher risk of developing Solar Keratoses.

I have a suppressed immune system

Done

Your risk of developing Solar Keratoses is

HIGH

Early detection makes a difference

Protect your skin. Then enjoy the sun