Moles in Children
What Parents Should Know Moles on a young child's skin are generally nothing to worry about. It is normal for new moles to appear during childhood and adolescence. Moles will grow as the child grows. Some moles will darken, and others will lighten. These changes are expected in children and seldom a sign of melanoma - a type of skin cancer that can begin in a mole.
3 Habits Parents Should Encourage for a Lifetime of Healthier Skin
Practices that we learn early in life, such as brushing our teeth twice a day and washing our hands before eating, often become lifelong habits. To help children have a lifetime of healthy skin, dermatologists recommend that parents encourage the following habits at an early age.
Sun Exposure and Vitamin D
Conflicting news reports about the best way to get vitamin D can be confusing. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) wants you to know that our message has not changed. Dermatologists continue to tell their patients to protect their skin from the sun, skip the indoor tanning, and obtain vitamin D safely through diet.