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.
Tests & tools
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.