Summer is a great time to learn about keeping skin healthy, but skin health is a lifelong issue. Today on The Doctors, Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at NYU, reminds us that skin care isn't just about keeping skin beautiful, but about maintaining overall health as well.
Doctors cast member Dr. Drew Ordon points out that the skin is a vital organ which maintains several important functions. It is responsible for cooling the body, sending the brain pain signals, and preventing infections. Dr. Sarnoff also informs us that the skin is the largest organ in the body and must be including in your health routine.
The Skin First Pledge is a vow to make caring for your skin a part of your regular 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," says Dr. Sarnoff.
While May is the most popular month for free skin cancer screenings, there are dates available year round. Don't wait, for more information about the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) National Skin Cancer Screening Program, go to the AAD's website at www.aad.org and find a free skin cancer screening in your area!