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 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

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

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

We all know that the sun’s rays can damage your skin. But did you know the sun also can damage your hair? If your hair has prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle. Signs of sun damage to your hair include discoloration, dry and … Read More

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5 Ways to Save Your Skin (Slideshow)

Blustery wind, cold temperatures and low humidity can wreak havoc on your skin. And dry, irritated skin is more prone to itching and cracking — and to developing eczema. Missale L. Mesfin, MD, offers these tips for healthy winter skin. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”95″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

Skin Smarts

Changes to the skin are among the most visible signs of aging. These occur over time for a variety of reasons, such as heredity, smoking, sun exposure, stress, obesity, gravity and even sleep position. Throughout our lives, our skin regenerates approximately every 27 days. But as we age, we sweat less, leading to increased dryness. … Read More