Are Your Hands Aging You?

You work hard to look youthful. You cover your grey hair, faithfully apply anti-aging crèmes and protect your face with sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats when you’re outside. But if you neglect your hands, they may give away your true age or make you look even older. Don’t wring your hands with worry; moisturizer, sunscreen and … Read More

5 Tips to Winterize Your Skin

It won’t be long before the cool, crisp days of fall give way to cold, harsh winter. Now is the time to prepare your skin for weather conditions that can really do a number on it. Dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, says the weather has a direct effect on your skin. Moisture and humidity in the … Read More

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

7 Sizzling Summer Health Tips

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the “dog days of summer,” that is the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In astronomy, the dog star, Sirius, is the brightest star in the night sky and rises with the sun.

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New Rules for Sunscreens

Help is here to give you and your skin more protection against sun damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted new labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers. The new labeling gives you more complete information on how effectively that particular sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Melissa Piliang, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More

Eyes, Ears and Skin: Protect Yourself

Everyone looks forward to summer. And by taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your summer lives up to your expectations. Fun in the sun Slather on the sunscreen. Anyone who spends time outdoors should use sunscreen. This includes men, women and children; people who tan easily and those who don’t; fair-skinned and … Read More