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Identifying Melanoma and other skin changes

Updated: May 4, 2023

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time when we raise awareness about the threats of skin cancer and the significance of taking preventative measures to protect our skin.

As a professional in the beauty industry who has regular contact with clients, I have the chance to notice any changes in their skin. Particularly, in areas that may be difficult for clients to see on their own, like the back of the neck. At Silesiana Clinic we are MASCED trained. An education system on skin surveillance and identifying concerning lesions. We can potentially detect early signs of skin cancer and advise clients to take rightful action. Find out more here:

By following easy and effective sun safety practices, individuals can prevent skin cancer and potentially save lives.

SPF (sun protection factor) is crucial because it blocks harmful UV rays that can cause skin problems like premature ageing and skin cancer. Using sunscreen every day with an SPF of at least 30 can block up to 97% of UVB rays. It's important to reapply every two hours or after sweating or swimming to ensure proper protection. Incorporating SPF into your daily routine can help prevent skin damage and cancer. You can also have a combined SPF with your daily moisturizer to streamline your skincare routine while protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.


  • Skin Cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest-rising cancer.

  • Over 210,000 cases of non-melanoma are diagnosed annually in the UK.

  • Over 16,000 cases of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) are diagnosed annually in the UK

  • According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 36 males and 1 in 47 females will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime; it is one of the biggest killing cancers in the 15-34 age group.

Get ready for summer and protect your skin with our SPF products! Stock up on your favourite sunscreen or try out a new product that you've been curious about. Don't miss this chance to protect your skin and take advantage of our local clinic. Shop now and enjoy the benefits of SPF protection at an unbeatable price.

Aggie - your advanced aesthetician

16 Osborne Street, Cleethorpes