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10 Top Sun Safety Tips for Infants, Babies and Toddlers

Getting sunburned is painful enough for adults, but when it occurs in young children, it’s even worse as it can compromise their health, making them more likely to develop skin cancer later in life. In fact, it can be a medical emergency. If you’re the parent of a young child, here are nine top sun safety tips for infants, babies Continue reading

How To Select The Perfect Sunscreen!

With how important we know applying sun protection is, it shouldn’t be that difficult to find a product that meets all of our needs. Yet every time we walk down the skin care aisle, it can be overwhelming to navigate the multitude of different varieties. There are a few important factors to consider when purchasing a sunscreen. Cost – Will 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

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

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