Guide to The Summer

3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin. The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, Continue reading

Skin Cancer Prevention for People of Color

It’s commonly believed that African-Americans and other darker skinned individuals don’t get skin cancer and shouldn’t worry about protecting themselves from the sun. This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. “While melanin, the pigment that gives skin its deeper color does guard darker skin from the full onslaught of the sun, it does not provide total protection from UV rays,” states Dr. Continue reading

A History of Sunscreen

We all know the importance of sunscreen for defense against skin cancer, but how did this miraculous creation come about? “There’s actually some very interesting history here,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas, “complete with mountain climbing, skin care gurus, warfare strategies, not to mention a little chemistry.” In the early 1930s, Continue reading

You’re Faithful About Using Sunscreen — But Are You Using it Correctly?

Much has been written over the past few decades about the dangers of exposing your skin to the sun’s rays without protecting it with sunscreen. We’re urged over and over again to make sunscreen part of our daily skin care regimen, and with good reason. “The rate of new melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among adults in the Continue reading

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with basal cell carcinoma being the most frequently diagnosed. This is the most curable type of skin cancer when found early, but it’s also to most preventable. Here are 3 ways to prevent basal cell carcinoma. 1. Wear Sunscreen With everything we know about skin cancer prevention, it’s no wonder sunscreen is Continue reading

How and Why Does the Sun Damage Skin Cells?

If you spend much time outdoors, you’ve probably heard that the sun can damage skin cells. “Sun damage has almost become a catchphrase,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer expert in Austin, Texas. “We apply it to skin care, anti-aging, cosmetics, even skin cancer risk.” The truth is, sun damage is a real change that can be measured Continue reading

How do sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer?

Decades ago, women were encouraged to lay out in the sun with their skin slathered in baby oil. Many claim this fashion movement was first started by Coco Chanel, the trendsetter who helped make tanned skin so desirable. “Bronzed skin became a status symbol. It was a sign of ultimate leisure, and those who could afford to travel to tropical vacation Continue reading

Top Five Ways To Keep Your Infant, Baby or Toddler Safe In the Sun

Every parent wants to protect their child as much as they possibly can. While we are quite aware of how to shield ourselves from the sun, it’s not often as clear what can we offer our children so that they can enjoy the outdoors without worry. Buy a Pair of Sunglasses UV rays can be extremely harmful to children’s eyes. Long term Continue reading

Protect Yourself with These Summer Skin Care Tips

Although it’s true for every season, summertime in particular is when we remind sun worshipers to haul out their sunscreen, thwart the threat of skin cancer, curb sun damage and the rapid-aging it can cause. Using sunscreen is an important factor in avoiding skin disease, but other steps can be taken to assure greater protection. Here are some helpful summer Continue reading

It’s Don’t “Fry Day” Friday

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has allocated the month of May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of overexposure to the UV rays of the sun, the Council has named the Friday prior to Memorial Day, “Don’t Fry Day,” to remind people to protect their skin while outdoors, and to encourage Continue reading

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