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.


Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, 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.


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.

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Teen Survives Deadly Melanoma

Tags: dermatology, lymph nodes, melanoma, skin cancer, tanning beds

A young woman recalls her life-and-death battle with skin cancer.

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New Rules for Sunscreens

Tags: dermatology, FDA, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun exposure, sunscreen

An expert talks about new FDA guidelines that give consumers more information about the sunscreens they buy.

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Insect Repellent: Down With the Mosquitoes!

Tags: deet, dermatology, insect repellent, insect sting allergy, mosquito

An expert chimes in with good stuff to know so you’ll use insect repellents effectively and safely this summer.