Skin Moles - What Are They?

Skin moles, warts and other skin diseases!

Skin moles also called melanocytic nevus are very common and can be found on the skin of most people independent of race and color. Skin moles are a growth of the color cells of the skin and that is why they tend to be dark in color. Moles can appear during a young child first few months while other people may develop moles at different stages of their life. Moles, specially facial moles can even be considered a sign of distinction in some culture and regarded as something of value.

Moles can develop on any area of your body. Some people may have a few moles on their face and not very many on the rest of their body. Moles will also develop on the part of the skin that is exposed to the sun, or increased when exposed to the sun. That is why it is very important to protect yourself when going into the sun, you want to have sufficient UV protection to filter out the harmful UV rays that may damaged your skin and put you at risk of melanoma. Having a few skin moles is usually not dangerous. Many people will see their skin moles disappear  later in life.

Most people will see a mole or two during their twenties and thirties and it is nothing to worry about. People who likes to bask in the sun have to take special care however. If you notice that your skin moles is increasing in size, changing color or bleeds easily it is time to pay special attention to make sure that your moles is not malignant. Again people going into the sun have to make sure that they have adequated UVB protection against the sun's harmful ray and avoid going into the sun during peak intensity, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you suspect that your skin moles may have become malignant, you should seek a health professional right away and take care of the situation before it is too late.

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