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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

How Does Exercise Effect The Skin?

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. It helps you maintain a healthy weight, improves cardiovascular health and even aids in sleep and mood regulation. But, you may not know it’s also good for the skin! Exercise Keeps Your Skin Younger Longer “Regular exercise has a direct impact on the tone, texture and overall health of your skin 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

Which UV Rays Damage the Skin?

There’s a lot of talk of how UVA and UVB rays from the sun are considered dangerous and can cause damage to your skin cells. While UVB rays are usually associated with sun burns and thought to have a higher chance of causing skin cancer, UVA rays have also been found to increase the risk of cancer and are the main Continue reading

Understanding and Soothing the Winter Itch

Is your skin feeling dry and flaky? Worried winter is making you morph into some sort of reptile? Don’t fret because you aren’t alone. The dreaded winter itch strikes young and old alike. “The dry, flaky, itchy skin condition commonly referred to as ‘winter itch’ can occur anywhere and everywhere on the body,” says Emily Johnston, a physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology 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

Oxybenzone: Are the Chemicals used in Sunscreen Harmful to your Health?

The use of sunscreen has become an increasing important regiment for everyone, regardless if they have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for work or recreation, or intermittent sun. However, unlike many skin care products, sunscreen is unique in that in order to use it correctly, you need to apply it over wide areas of skin, and to re-apply frequently. This 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

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