no. 36 – The Skin Cancer Episode

This Unmillennial Life cover art The Skin Cancer Episode

Beauty experts consistently recommend staying out of the sun to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, but the risk of sun exposure over time is actually much more serious than just aging skin. As THE most common form of cancer in the U.S., skin cancer as a real health concern for unmillennial women. Today’s podcast addresses why.

In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Dr. Emily Keller — a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained laser and cosmetic surgeon. She attended the University of Notre Dame and served as chief resident at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. In the show we answer these questions: 

  • How common is skin cancer for women over 40?
  • When should women start getting yearly body checks by their dermatologist?
  • What are the different forms of skin cancer?
  • Are there any skin cancers that are benign?
  • What is a woman’s risk of skin cancer if she’s ever used a tanning bed?
  • What are the best ways to prevent skin cancer and aging skin?
  • Are sunless tanners a safe alternative?

Dr. Keller also offers a helpful overview of tinted sunblocks you can get OTC that she recommends in her practice, including EltaMD, La Roche-Posay, and Colorscience. (Check out the This Unmillennial Life “Cool Stuff” page for affiliate links to those products.)

And I close out today’s show by admitting that I do, in fact, own my own at home spray tanning system at home (<- affiliate link)… a fact I conveniently glossed over in a previous episode. I’m inviting you guys to let me know what you think — good purchase OR Regan, you’re crazy!?!

As always, I hope you find this show helpful and most importantly, I hope it prompts you to make an appointment to have yourself checked by your dermatologist. That’s going on my to-do list ASAP.

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  1. Margaret on May 21, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Which retinoid OTC cream does she recommend?