Top Tips to Help You Have a Healthy, Fun Summer

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

Sunburns Are Forever

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

Keep Your Kids Sun-safe

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

5 Biggest Skin Care Myths

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

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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