Moles have been called everything from lucky charms to witch marks. They have been ascribed magical properties to influence fate, and in the 18th century they were even used to communicate. A fly, as an artificial mole was then called, stuck on a certain spot carried a message.
Read this article to find out what kind of care is needed for skin with moles.
What are moles and how to distinguish dangerous ones
A mole, rhodoma, or nevus is a pigmented plaque formed by an aggregation of melanocytes in the skin. Depending on the type, composition and depth of distribution in the skin distinguish several types of plaques. All people from 10 years of age have them, and their favourite place is the face.
How do you tell the difference between dangerous and safe?
Only a dermatologist can do this with any certainty, but there are a number of signs that can be used to identify suspicious ones:
- uneven edges
- inhomogeneous color;
- changes in the color, shape, or size of the mole;
- diameter over 6 mm;
- acquired (newly appeared) moles in adults;
- inflammation, itching in the birthmark.
None is an exact sign of a malignant mole. However, these are factors that suggest checking the nevus with a specialist.
How to take care of skin with moles
Usually you don't need special care for such skin. 100% of people have moles on the face and body, and they need normal, high-quality care.
Moisturizing creams are sufficient, they soften the skin and strengthen its protective properties.
Moles are badly affected by increased insolation, which can cause their growth and transformation. The solution is a sunscreen, which will protect the skin from harmful radiation .
Nevi are dangerous if they are frequently traumatized. If re-injury is unavoidable, for example, when a mole is constantly rubbed by a bra, it is better to remove it.
Removing moles is a safe and painless procedure if performed by a doctor. It is also recommended to remove moles that can transform into melanomas.