#DrawingofTheWeek: Julia Thomson and Ingrid Morley!

MASScot’s education project has allowed us to talk to 17,000 children about #SunSafety. As we’ve seen over the past few months, these sun savvy kids are also talented artists, and we love sharing their colourful creations with you.  Today we want to say thanks to Ingrid and Julia from Bearsden Academy for laying out this important message.… Continue reading #DrawingofTheWeek: Julia Thomson and Ingrid Morley!

Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

During this weekend’s event, we had some interesting conversations with members about changing attitudes to tanning beds since the 1970’s.  We talked about how it’s important to understand the risks haven’t always been as apparent as they were.  However, some still use sunbeds as part of their routine –  so widespread education is still essential.… Continue reading Sunbeds and Evolving Attitudes: Complex & Important to Understand

Dysplastic Nevi or “Ugly Ducklings” 🐣🔍

We’ve talked about the Ugly Duckling Method  of checking your moles – that if one mole is different from the rest of your moles, it’s worth having the mole checked by your doctor.  However it’s important to remember that abnormal moles, which may even meet with ABCDE criteria, do not always equal Melanoma. Atypical moles… Continue reading Dysplastic Nevi or “Ugly Ducklings” 🐣🔍

A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself

“Tans form as a result of damage to the skin by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When our skin is exposed to the sun we begin to produce melatonin, a dark pigment, to act as a protective layer. This pigment is known as a tan, but is really displaying that your body is trying to protect itself… Continue reading A Tan is Your Body Trying to Protect Itself