Everyone can check their own skin. It helps to have someone assist you with those difficult-to-see places. If you have a partner or someone you feel comfortable with, ask them to help you.
With a bit of practice, most people can check their whole body in 15 minutes.
Why not check your skin when you are getting dressed or getting out of the shower?
When you examine your skin, you will need a full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror. You will need to undress completely. The room you use will need to be well lit.
There is no specific skin examination method; the following steps are suggested by the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Become familiar with your skin and look for early signs of skin cancer or spots that have changed in size, shape or colour over time.