Damaged Hair

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, hair, summer, sun, sun exposure

The sun and heat of summer can wreak havoc on your hair’s health, especially if you have lighter and finer hair, or are African-American. Find out what steps you can take to protect it.


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Acne Products May Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, side effects, skin care

Over-the-counter acne treatments can help keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some lotions and gels could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening.


Applying Lip Balm

7 Signs Your Lip Balm Use Is Just a Bad Habit

Tags: bad habits, chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, dry skin, SPF

Lip balm may feel soothing on chapped lips, but it can become the basis for a bad habit -- and some kinds can make your dry lips even drier.


Applying sunscreen

5 Places You’re Probably Forgetting to Put Sunscreen

Tags: dermatology, skin cancer, skin care, summer, summer safety, sun, sunburn, sunless tanning, sunscreen

We all know that we should put on sunscreen every time we are out in the summer sun. But there are some important parts of the body we often miss.


Loofah

Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, germs, mold, skin care, skin infection

What could be living in your loofah? If you don’t regularly dry, clean and replace your loofah, bacteria will take over -- and cause infections if given the opportunity.


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Your 8 Biggest Acne Myths Busted

Tags: acne, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, skin allergies, skin care, skin infection

We’ve all heard the folksy wisdom about acne prevention and treatment — like the myth that toothpaste or Listerine can dry up a zit. We put that statement and others to the test.


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Skin Tags and Cysts: When You Should Worry

Tags: cysts, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, skin tags, warts

Skin tags and cysts are common and usually harmless, but they may require treatment if they are painful or bleeding. They also can be mistaken for other conditions. Know when it’s time to see a doctor.


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Weird Wart Home Remedies—and What Works

Tags: cryotherapy, dermatology, home remedies, skin care, warts

Duct tape and sandpaper can cure warts on their own or when combined with over-the-counter salicylic acid. However, if at-home treatment doesn’t work after a few months, see your doctor.


Tattoo removal

9 Tips for Tattoo Removal

Tags: Be Well e-News, dermatology, skin care

If your tattoo no longer reflects the real you, how easy is it to get rid of it? Get expert advice on cleaning up your body art.


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4 Tips for Teenage Acne

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, teenager

Trouble with teen acne? These four tips may help clear things up and if the trouble persists, a dermatologist can help.