You swore the sunscreen was in your bag. It wasn’t. What now? Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, explains how to soothe that sunburn — and offers tips for preventing it next time.
Feel like fire ants are biting you under your skin? You could have a type of sunburn called “hell’s itch.” Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, explains.
You might associate heat rash with babies. But warmer temps put active kids at a higher risk for developing heat rash, too. Find out what you need to know about preventing and treating heat rash, or “prickly heat” as it’s sometimes called.
Researchers were recently surprised to discover that melanoma (a serious form of skin cancer) is even more of a threat if you are pregnant or recently had a baby.
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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
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
We all know that we should put on sunscreen every time we are out in the summer sun. But there are some important parts of the body we often miss. When is the last time you put sunscreen on your ears? These are among the places that people most often forget to apply sunscreen, says … Read More
You can’t avoid the sun, of course. You can avoid sunburn. Which is a pretty good idea, considering that damage from sunburn can last a lifetime. Dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, says sunburns have a cumulative effect on our bodies. ‘Insults’ to our skin and our DNA “Each burn you get you are putting yourself more … Read More