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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

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

What Is The UV Index?

The term “UV Index” is often referenced on the morning news and during weather reports, but are you fully aware of what the UV Index is? UV Index, or the Ultraviolet Index, is a measure of the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. These UV rays are known for causing sun damage, sun burn, and even skin cancer. “When we rate sunscreens,  Continue reading

Vacation Sun Exposures

Just because you are relaxing your mind doesn’t mean you can relax your skin care rituals, especially when it comes to your sunscreen! Following a few simple practices while on vacation can mean the difference between sun damage and a good time! Traveling Whether by plane, train, or automobile, you are always getting “face-time” with the sun. “It has been Continue reading

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