Spring is a popular time for many of us to head south on a warm-weather vacation. If you’ve ever thought about getting a head start on your summer tan during a spring trip, know that it comes with a price.
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.
We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a major risk factor for most skin cancers. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits too, a recent study says. Sunlight causes … Read More
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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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
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
One reason we all look forward to the balmier months is the ability to enjoy the sun once again. But, as we all know, the sun’s rays can be harmful. Be smart about exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.
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
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″]
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