Take the Skin First Pledge


This is a great time of year to learn about not just beautiful skin, but healthy skin as well.

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month which is a great time to learn how to keep your skin healthy not only for this Summer, but for the rest of the year as well. This week is also National Women's Health Week, so Clinical Professor of Dermatology at NYU Dr. Deborah Sarnoff stops by The Doctors today to discuss skin care for not just beauty, but your health as well.

Dr. Drew Ordon says that the skin is a vital organ responsible for cooling the body, sending the brain pain signals, and preventing infections. It is critical to take care of your skin just as you take care of the rest of your body. Dr. Sarnoff informs that the skin is the largest organ in the body and must be including in your health routine.

Dr. Sarnoff encourages everyone to make a Skin First Pledge to put your include your skin into your healthcare plan. "I will put my skin out there first and just cherish it and take care of it the way you would any other organ inside your body," she says.

Many dermatologists participate in the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) National Skin Cancer Screening Program, and May is a particularly popular month for the screenings. Find a free skin cancer screening in your area!