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Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Play It Safe for Your Skin this Summer Season

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Summer is in full swing so in this Weekly Dose of Beauty, we discuss how to stay sun-safe this Fourth of July.

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Independence Day!

How To Achieve Your Best Sunless Tan

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

When you invest time and energy in having great skin, you want to make sure it looks its best all year through. And in summer, that may mean avoiding the sun’s harmful rays in favor of the safer sunless tanner. But how do you make sure you get even, believable results? Don’t worry- this Weekly Dose of Beauty has you covered.

Shining A Light on Sunscreen Effectiveness

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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All sunscreens of the same SPF work basically about the same, right? Not so, according to a new study. Find out which sunscreens were shown to be more effective, in our Weekly Dose of Beauty article from Time magazine.

Prep Your Skin for the Summer

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The seasons affect more than just our wardrobe. And every patient has different demands with the changing of the weather. At the beginning of summer it’s good to focus on protecting ourselves from the sun.  It is integral to both cancer prevention and healthy-looking skin.

Tanning outside or in a bed both ages the skin and leads to serious skin conditions. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with over two million Americans diagnosed with this disease – 90% of skin cancers are associated with UV radiation from the sun. Melanoma, which is the most deadly, has 120,000 new cases every year. The National Cancer institute recommends screening often and visiting your doctor anytime there is anything abnormal on the skin.

To help protect the skin patients should use sunscreen daily and reapply often, cover up with hats, sunglasses, and long sleeves when outside for long periods of time, stay in the shade, and avoid other sources of UV light (tanning beds and sun lamps).

Patients should set up a long-term skincare plan with their plastic surgeon or aesthetician in the office. Sun spots and wrinkles can be treated with lasers, peels and skincare products– depending on the patients’ skin type, the treatment can vary and have different amounts of downtime.

By preparing ourselves for the summer sun we can have a fun and safe season!

For more information, check out the following helpful links:

The National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/

Skin Cancer Foundation: http://www.skincancer.org/