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
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.
Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, is a year-round concern, says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD. You can be fooled by the springtime … Read More
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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
For many of us, summer is a great time of year. There are family get-togethers, vacations, cookouts, warm nights and lazy days at the beach – it all adds up to fun. Here’s our handpicked collection of the top summertime advice from Cleveland Clinic experts that will help to make the best of the sultry … 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
With so many sunscreen formulas on the shelf, how do you pick? We show you how to choose wisely and use correctly.
As the temperatures rise, so does the amount of time kids spend outside. Swimming and outdoor sports are great ways for them to stay fit, but they also mean increased exposure to the sun. Here are some things parents can do to make sure summer is both fun and safe: 1. Keep babies out of … Read More
You know that too much sun and smoking can harm your skin, but you can do more to keep skin healthy than just avoiding risk factors. Here’s a smart move – consult an expert. Why you need a professional skin evaluation Marnie Godfrey, BS, Manager of Aesthetic Services at Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology & Plastic Surgery … Read More