So today I had my first visit with a dermatologist. It wasn't as bad as I had expected. I just knew I was going to get a major scolding for all the "sun damage" to my skin. For those of you who may not know this...I am covered in freckles from HEAD to TOE and according to doctors...freckles = sun damage.
Anyway, she did tell me that I had considerable sun spots...but the main reason I went in is because I had two "odd" spots on my face that my mom has been pretty concerned about. Skin cancer is very common in my family so to ease her mind, I went. Turns out they were both little harmless lesions called actinic keratosis. I opted to have them frozen off with liquid nitrogen just to get rid of them. OUCH! Now I have two yucky blisters on my face that I'll have to doctor until they heal but at least I can be done with the whole thing. I have to say though...after talking to her, I seriously don't know if I can get back in a tanning bed. I'll spare you the speech...but just imagine what you'd tell someone who still smokes after half of their family has died from lung cancer....well....that's about the same as me tanning. Ugh!
Those of you still fake baking...think about it. You won't be young forever and even if you don't get skin cancer....you WILL get wrinkles and tanning just speeds up the process!
So now I'm on the search for sunless tanners. I want to find something that doesn't stink and that doesn't turn my ankles orange. Anyone have any suggestions?