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Think Age Spots Aren’t So Cute? Here’s What to Do

Your doctor has told you that those brown spots that appeared suddenly on your skin are nothing to worry about – they are simply age spots. That’s great news. But if you don’t like how they look, here’s expert advice on how can you get rid of them and avoid getting more.

How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Avoid Aging Your Skin

Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A new study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label. Northwestern University researchers surveyed 114 patients at a dermatology clinic to determine what they knew and understood about sunscreen. Researchers gave the patients … Read More

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Why Dark-Skinned People Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Let’s be clear right from the start. No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. “Darker skin tends to have more of a pigment called melanin to protect from the sun’s harmful rays,” says dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD. “That doesn’t mean … Read More

6 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,”  says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More

Does Your Skin Have Tiny White Bumps? Leave Them Alone

If you have tiny white bumps on your nose chin or cheeks, resist the urge to try removing them. You likely have milia, a skin condition that’s common among newborns – so common, in fact, that up to half of all babies develop milia. Mila happens when dead skin cells get trapped beneath the skin’s surface and … Read More

How the Springtime Sun Can Fool You and Damage Your Skin

Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, is a year-round concern, says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD. You can be fooled by the springtime … Read More

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6 Tips to Protect Your Lips from the Cold

Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. In addition, when we go out in the cold, the mouth is usually among the last things we cover up, says dermatologist Melissa … Read More

Your Best Strategies for Beautiful Hair in the Winter

Winter can be tough on your hair. The air outside is freezing cold. The air inside is dry. You’re dealing daily with static electricity and hat hair. The harsh winter weather can give your hair such a beating that the American Academy of Dermatology recommends spacing out chemical services like color, a perm or straightening to eight to … Read More