How to Protect Yourself From the Sun

4 Facts to Keep You Applying Sunscreen This Fall & Winter

Sunscreen is an everyday staple, it’s not just for the summer months. As you feel the crisp, cool air hitting your face as fall moves in you may feel tempted to toss out your sunscreen. Don’t do it! Even in the dreary cloud filled days ahead of us, your skin is still at risk for UV exposure. Keep reading for Continue reading

The Importance of Vitamins For Your Skin

When you think about taking care of your body, eating and exercising are among the top options. However, some people may not be getting all the vitamins that are necessary to keep your body healthy. As a matter of fact, this vitamin deficiency can significantly affect the skin. Vitamin D This vitamin is very important to your health and to your Continue reading

Effective Sun Protection: Sunscreen or UPF Clothing?

With the increasing risk of skin cancer, everyone needs protection from the sun. But what is the best way to stay safe outdoors? What SPF and UPF Mean.  Both SPF and UPF are measures of sun protection. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) reflects the amount of time it takes for sun-exposed skin to turn red. For example, if your skin normally starts to burn after 20 minutes Continue reading

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is caused by an abnormal growth of skin cells linked to sun exposure, ultraviolet light and yes, tanning beds. Exposure to these elements is cumulative, so the risk for skin cancer increases as we age. It has been reported that in the past thirty years, the number of skin cancer cases exceeds the total number of all other cancers combined. Continue reading

Colorescience Sunforgettable

It is a well-known fact that sunscreen use is a must if you plan on being outdoors. A lesser-known fact it is important for you to reapply sunscreen, especially if you are sweating or coming into contact with water. It can be a difficult task to apply sunscreen over a full face of makeup, so the creation of Colorescience Sunforgettable Continue reading

Why Should Sunglasses be Part of your Sun Protection?

Summer is here, and if you haven’t gotten your summer skin care regimen in gear yet, don’t wait another day. “The sun can damage your skin even during the winter months when its furthest from the Earth,” mentions Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin cancer expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “But at this time of year, Continue reading

The 4 Best Cosmetic Procedures For The Summer

Your comfort and overall satisfaction with a cosmetic skin procedure can sometimes be related to the timing of the procedure. “Unfortunately, many people who pursue cosmetic procedures ignore their schedule and the time of year, sometimes enduring more discomfort as a result,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Believe it or not, weather Continue reading

The Best Summer Fashions for Healthy Skin

Gone are the days when sun-protective clothing was dowdy and expensive. Now fashionable choices abound in shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses that look great and keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays. “Manufacturers of sun-protective garments strive to combine comfort, style and protection, covering as much skin as possible while still remaining cool and breezy,” notes Dr. Miriam Continue reading

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

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