That up there is me. That’s my natural hair color (told you that I was pale).
So this study is not exactly music to my ears:
A study conducted by MoleMap by Dermatologists – a melanoma surveillance and diagnosis service – based on research by New York University Medical Centre has identified six factors that help predict the risk of people developing melanoma.
These include a history of blistering sunburns as a teenager, red or blonde hair, marked freckling on the upper back, family history of melanoma, history of scaly patches of skin on sun-exposed areas and outdoor summer jobs for three or more years as a teenager.
Having one of these factors means you are three times more likely than the general population to get a melanoma, while having two or more results in a 10 times increased likelihood of developing melanoma.
I’ve got half of those warning signs – blonde hair, freckling on my upper back and a family history of melanoma. Can you pass the SPF, please?
The full article is here.