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The Importance of Regular Skin Screenings

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) makes available on its patient education website some surprising statistics when it comes to the prevalence of skin cancer throughout the United States. “Most notable is the fact that skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer within the U.S. population,” explains Dr. Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Estimates are Continue reading

Top 4 Places Missed When Applying Sunscreen

Cancer is a dangerous disease and your skin is not impervious to this fatal illness. It is said that 1 in 5 persons in North America will develop skin cancer. Don’t let it be you! Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. No matter your age or skin color, it is important Continue reading

What Causes My Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans annually. It is characterized by the development of papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts on the face, chest, or back. The cause of acne is complex, but we wi break it down into two categories, internal and external factors. Both factors contribute to an inflammatory process Continue reading

Stop Believing these 5 Common Sunscreen Myths!

Sunscreen use is vital in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage the skin, cause premature aging, and even lead to skin cancer. Despite these risks of unprotected sun exposure, certain misconceptions have been gaining traction regarding the effectiveness and use of sunscreen. Such myths have left even the most skin-savvy people exposed to the Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Stop Eczema From Flaring In Colder Months

Fall and Winter can be challenging for our skin, and eczema flare-ups are common during the cold months due to the long, cold nights and dry air. What is an eczema flare-up? It’s a return of the symptoms of eczema characterized by: Itchy, red skin Inflamed reddish-brown or gray patches on your arms, hands, chest, or neck Thickening and cracking Continue reading

Do People of Color Need To Wear Sunscreen?

People with dark skin don’t tan, so they don’t need sunscreen, right? Not quite. Although the sun’s UV rays do impact darker skin somewhat differently than lighter skin, people of color still need to be proactive about protecting themselves from skin cancer. Misconceptions Surrounding the Sun’s Effect on Darker Skin “Many people with darker skin believe sunscreen is unnecessary because Continue reading

What Treatment Options Are Available For Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has many different treatment options depending upon the severity and whether there is associated joint inflammation (psoriatic arthritis). It can present on the skin as dry skin, a rash, and/or thickness or flakiness of the skin. There are quite a few options that are available to treat this condition, with newer options Continue reading

Is Powdered Sunscreen Effective?

New products are the highlight of any new season, and many of our favorite brands are beginning to release a new type of sunscreen to accompany skincare fanatics to the beach, pool, and park this summer. “When used correctly, as a supplement to regular sunscreen, powdered sunscreen can effectively provide an extra layer of sun protection,” shares Lesley Ott, a Continue reading

What Are The Sources of UV Exposure?

When you think of the perfect summer day, chances are you think of the hot sun blazing in the sky. That’s why July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and it’s also the perfect time to learn more about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This guide is designed to help you understand what UV radiation is, where it comes from, what its hazards Continue reading

The ABC’s of Melanoma Detection

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles, and marks that may indicate skin cancer can be relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. “Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger than moles, and Continue reading

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