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

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

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

Is That a Heat Rash? Cool it Down Quickly

You might associate heat rash with babies. But sticky high temps put active kids and parents at a higher risk for developing heat rash, too.  Heat rash is a common condition that usually happens during hot, humid weather. Heat rash develops when you sweat excessively and your pores – which actually are sweat ducts – … Read More

Quiz: Are You Sizzling Smart About the Sun?

From beach trips to ball games, the sunny days of summer are upon us. And although the value of small doses of sun exposure is much debated these days, protection matters for the long-term health of your skin, your eyes, your heart and more. Find out how sun smart you are in the quiz below.

Top Tips to Help You Have a Healthy, Fun Summer

For many of us, summer is a great time of year. There are family get-togethers, vacations, cookouts, warm nights and lazy days at the beach – it all adds up to fun. Here’s our handpicked collection of the top summertime advice from Cleveland Clinic experts that will help to make the best of the sultry … Read More