Skin Self Exam – Animation

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology as well as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommend that people perform a skin self-exam once a month.

The best time to examine your skin is immediately after a shower or bath. Check your skin in a well lit room using a full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror. It’s best to begin by learning where your birthmarks, moles, and blemishes are and what they usually look and feel like. Have someone you trust help by examining hard-to-see areas.