Reducing indoor tanning could reduce the number of people developing melanoma, the number of people dying from melanoma, and the costs of treating this deadly disease, a new study says.
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
Many people prepare for the summer sun by hitting a tanning bed, so they can hit the beach with a little color. But Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist in the Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute, says there’s more than one reason to avoid tanning beds altogether. She says tanning beds may: Increase your … Read More