Must Reads

Feb 25th

Caring for tattooed skin

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___________      More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant: 1. If your tattooed skin feels dry, apply a water-based lotion or cream to the tattoo. Petroleum-based products, such as […]

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Feb 18th

Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died from Melanoma

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Bob Marley should be celebrating his 71st birthday today. Instead, the Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter died of melanoma in 1981 when he was only 36. It’s easy to see how he could have missed the warning signs. People with very fair skin are the ones most at risk for skin cancer. When a dark spot […]

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Feb 12th

Have Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day

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Keeping lips healthy is important year-round, but especially in time for Valentine’s Day – the year’s most kissable holiday. Do your health – and your sweetheart – a favor and rehab dry, cracked winter lips before sharing sweets with your valentine on February 14th. Exfoliate. Starting with a smooth canvas is the key to ensuring […]

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Jan 7th

Making a New Year’s Resolution?

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Resolve to make skin a health priority! With a new year comes the opportunity to ditch unhealthy habits. The Skin Cancer Foundation urges everyone to put skin health on their list of New Year’s Resolutions. Here are five healthy and potentially lifesaving habits to adopt in 2016:  1.  Don’t Skimp on Sun Protection! Sun protection is essential to […]

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Dec 4th

Ashley’s Journey

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For 15 years, Ashley Trenner paid good money to work on her tan. Without knowing it, she was also working on melanoma. The beautiful, fit and well-loved young woman simply thought she looked better tan. A resident of rainy Washington State and naturally fair-skinned, she maintained her year-round bronze by visiting tanning salons almost every […]

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Nov 24th

Skin care in Your 40s and 50s

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Skin care in Your 40s and 50s Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits. The benefits of healthy skin care habits include: Prevent (or clear up) a […]

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Nov 18th

UV photography shows hidden sun damage

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A UV photograph gives us a safe way to see how the sun damages our skin. In the UV photos that appear below on the right, you can see what hidden sun damage looks like. Compare these UV photos with the color photos on the left. As you scroll down the page, you’ll see how […]

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Nov 11th

Give Your Hands a Hand

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View image | gettyimages.com When you think about protecting your skin from the sun, what comes first to mind? Your face? Your neck? What about your hands? Unless you always wear gloves, your hands receive a tremendous amount of sun exposure over time. And about 90 percent of the visible skin changes attributed to aging […]

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Oct 22nd

Year-Round Sun Protection

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The summer is not the only time you are at risk for damage from the sun. Find out how to protect yourself no matter what the season. You are probably in the habit of packing sunscreen for a day at the beach or pool. But the sun is up there 365 days a year, and […]

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Oct 15th

Christopher Knight: From Brady Bunch Start to Skin Cancer Survivor.

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Christopher Knight is well known for being an entrepreneur, game show host, and child star in the iconic role of “Peter Brady” on the landmark sitcom The Brady Bunch. However, few people know that he has been treated repeatedly for skin cancer in just the past two years. On May 28, 2015, Christopher spoke publicly […]

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Sep 29th

Introducing Kybella!

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Is a double chin ruining your selfie photos? Do you work out and eat healthy but just cannot get rid of your double chin? You are not alone! A large percentage of adults are concerned about submental fullness (or double chin). Age, poor diet, lack of exercise, or heredity may cause submental fullness or the unwanted “double-chin” to […]

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Aug 20th

Hard Lessons Learned | For many in college, tanning is an addiction

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Used with permission from  The Skin Cancer Foundation www.skincancer.org  

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Aug 5th

As America Modernized, Sun Exposure Soared

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Step back in time to a beach day in the early 1900’s. The men are wearing trousers, overcoats, and wide-brimmed straw boaters. The women are in floor-skimming skirts and wraparound bonnets, holding parasols. Showing too much skin or tanning is taboo. As America modernized over the past century, however, clothing and swimwear styles evolved to […]

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Jul 9th

Nature’s Sunscreen

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Using sunscreen is not distinctly a human need. While we use special creams, powders and sprays designed specifically to reflect and protect from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, animals use a number of methods to protect themselves from the sun.Not unlike humans, animals can get sunburned. Any skin exposed to the sun runs […]

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Jul 9th

Contact dermatitis: Tips for getting rid of the rash

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Many things can cause a rash, including your wedding ring, glasses, clothing, and cell phone. Sometimes you can get rid of a rash yourself. These dermatologists’ tips can help you find the cause. Once you know what’s causing your rash, avoiding it often clears the rash. To help you find the cause, follow these steps: […]

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Jun 30th

Fun and versatile: red, white and blue makeup for 4th of July!

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Holidays are fun and give us a great excuse to play with our makeup; but how do we get into the 4th of July spirit without looking campy? Follow the tips below, I bet you’d be surprised how versatile and wearable red, white and blue can be.   Red: As the summer heats up, you […]

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Jun 25th

Clothing: Your First Line of Defense

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Used with permission from  The Skin Cancer Foundation www.skincancer.org

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May 28th

Study: Most Americans don’t use sunscreen

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 19, 2015) — STUDY: MOST AMERICANS DON’T USE SUNSCREEN Sun protection habits can reduce skin cancer risk Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma. But according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the […]

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May 21st

Ten ways to shimmer this summer

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Back by popular demand this summer is jane iredale’s Limited Edition Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Golden Shimmer creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth your complexion. It can be worn alone or paired with your favorite makeup. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to […]

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Apr 2nd

Your Skin on GRASS

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Television and magazines are full of products proclaiming to be the key to more youthful skin.  Many of these creams and serums cost hundreds of dollars, but do they really help?  As a dermatologist, THE skin care specialist, I find many of these advertisements frustrating and misleading.  So, what are the best ingredients for anti-aging?  […]

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