Protecting Your Skin

How Much Sunscreen Is Enough?

The message finally seems to be spreading that overexposure to the sun is not good for our skin. Not only is it the leading cause of skin cancer, but it also causes premature skin aging, wrinkles, discoloration and roughened skin texture. So, most of us get that we need to …

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Skin Cancer Prevention
6 Unexpected Sources of Sun Damage

6 Unexpected Sources of Sun Damage

Heading to the beach or an outdoor barbecue? Chances are good that you don a hat and sunglasses and apply sun protection like SPF 30+ lotion, cream or spray. Unfortunately, sun damage can also creep in when you’re least expecting it. That’s one reason dermatologists recommend wearing sun protection every …

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Healthy Skin Care

Sunburn Basics: Take the Sting Out of Sunburn

You know the sun-safety rules: Use a generous amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen reapply every 2 to 3 hours (more often if you’re swimming or sweating), and stay out of direct rays in peak hours. But sometimes life gets in the way. You forget, miss a crucial spot, fall asleep poolside, …

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Healthy Skin Care

Sun Protection 101

Spring and soon-to-be summer are finally here! But while you enjoy sunny days, backyard barbecues and outdoor sports, it important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays when you venture outside. Wearing sunscreen not only protects your skin from burns (ouch!), it also prevents wrinkles and reduces your risk …

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Sun Safety

Annual Skin Cancer Screening Can be Life Saving

The sound of lawn mowers and boat motors means the transition from winter to spring is finally under way. With that comes important reminders about protecting your skin in the sun. Practicing sun safety is key to reducing your risk of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer and …

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Sun Damage Protection

Fact or Fiction? Sunscreen Myths Put to the Test

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with sunscreen. We know it’s the responsible thing to do but it’s kind of a hassle. There’s also a lot of misconceptions out there on when and how to use it. Learning the facts is important because properly using sunscreen is one of …

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Cancer Prevention

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sun Protection

Many people may be surprised to know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, according the American Cancer …

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