Reminder: Get Your Annual Skin Exam
I’ve been taking some time to knock out my annual exams and whatnot, and I stopped by my dermatologist’s office about a week ago to get an annoying (and hard to sunscreen) hairline mole removed. I’ll admit: I was mainly there because I was tired of it getting whacked at the salon, but I’m glad I went because my derm asked if I wanted to do an annual full-body skin check.
If you’ve ever met me in person, you’ll know that I walk around looking like Winter Is Coming is a personal motto. I’m also more or less aware of what to look for in terms of skin cancer. I thought I’d just get the check done and feel good about taking excellent care of myself.
My sun avoidance and knowledge of skin cancer signs aren’t that helpful when a mole on the hard-to-see frontier between booty and upper thigh goes possibly rogue without seeing the sun for, like, eleventy billion years — and that’s why annual skin exams are so important. My strategically-placed-for-maximum-awkward mole has been removed and biopsied (results coming to voicemail soon), and it would have honestly lingered for ages unless I said yes when my derm asked about doing an annual exam.
The exam involves stripping down to your underwear and wearing a gown, then awkwardly cracking jokes* while your derm studies your skin with a magnifying glass. I hit my quota of lame jokes within about 20 seconds and asked for more advice on what to watch for in the future. Not everything can be DIY, handled by teledermatology, or answered by Doctor Internet. Skin exam: highly recommended.
*awkward jokes are optional
The Lipstick League – week of 6.26.17
Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a beauty product solely for the packaging?
Blushing Noir – The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments are coming soon & NARS says they are their “most powerful matte yet”. Yes… yes they are. See why I’m loving them and get swatches of ALL 20 SHADES here.
Clumps of Mascara – I mean, if you’ve seen one liquid lipstick, you’ve seen them all, right? But wait…NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment are a whole ‘nother beast.
EauMG – D.C.’s best niche perfume boutique has launched their first fragrance. It smells like juicy passion fruit!
fanserviced-b – Need to take your anti-acne skincare to the next level? I’ve got three advanced tips for saving time and skin.
Gouldylox – Your shipment of Naked Heat has just arrived…wondering how to wear it? Try it with these lippies!
My Beauty Bunny – has gathered a list of 4th of July beauty deals, coupon codes and sales. Get em while they’re hot!
Phyrra – Looking for budget-friendly skincare? I share my How to Create a Skincare Routine Guide with the Ordinary for all skin types. You’ll love it!
Prime Beauty – has found her Holy Grail Summer Foundation in Erborian’s CC Créme. It provides coverage and skincare benefits with a feather-light feel!
we heart this – Gloss lovers, have you tried Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss yet? Seven shades (including Rose Gold) of the dreamiest, creamiest gloss EVER.
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is giving away a ZENMED skincare regimen valued at $181! Make sure to go over and get your entries in!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Blushing Noir is Currently Craving: The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. Those are my SHADES, you guys. I love em and I’m dying to recreate some of the awesome eye looks I’ve been seeing!
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