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

Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

“It’s itchy.” “It’s hot.” “It’s in the way.” Wearing a cast can be awkward for your child, says Ryan Goodwin, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. But it’s sometimes the best way to help a broken bone heal correctly. Some fractures can be treated with splints or slings, he says. Others — … Read More

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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

5 Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin Without Irritation

When you exfoliate, you whisk away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and cause your skin to appear ruddy and splotchy. “The change of seasons is a great time to refresh your skin, especially after the long winter months,” says aesthetician Brittany Ballachino. In fact, she says regular exfoliation gives you a beautiful … Read More