Skin Health 101
Monthly Archives:: April 2014
Skin Care on a Budget
Keeping your skin healthy and looking its best doesn't necessarily mean breaking the bank if you follow these practical tips from leading dermatologists:
Regular Skin Checks
The first line of defense against skin cancer starts with you. Ask a dermatologist how often you should examine your skin for signs of skin cancer and consult a dermatologist if you notice anything suspicious. These simple steps can help ensure that skin cancer is diagnosed in its earliest, most treatable stage. Below you will find information about how to examine your skin and what signs to look for.
Kids and Sun Safety
Skin cancer is something that kids hardly ever get, but it's important to teach children about the dangers of too much sun on their skin. Teaching children important habits now — like seeking shade, applying sunscreen and wearing protective clothing — can ensure that these habits become routine as they grow older.
The World Health Organization has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as tobacco. Studies have found a 75% increase in the risk of melanoma in those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning.
How to Shave
Shaving can be a challenge for both men and women. Here are dermatologists’ tips to help you get a clean shave.
How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot
Despite the name, athlete’s foot can happen to anyone. It is a common fungal infection that most people get from walking barefoot in moist, public places like a swimming pool deck or locker room. Athlete’s foot can result in flaky skin, cracking, and itchiness on the soles of the foot and between the toes.
How to Apply Self Tanner
These basic tips will help you apply a self-tanner so you get even coverage and longer-lasting results.
Face Washing 101
How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.
Tips for Relieving Dry Skin
Following the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin can itch, flake, crack, and even bleed.