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November Skin Self Check

November Skin Self Check

November is National Healthy Skin Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. Professionals are our second line of defense when it comes to being aware of any changes in moles, freckles or new appearances of concerning skin conditions. It is up to us to conduct monthly skin self checks and document changes to share with our Dermatologist. Melanoma …

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Sun and Summer Skin

Sun and Summer Skin

We are in the dog days of summer–the time of year when we tend to show more of ourselves to the world. More time in the sun can me more exposure to harsh UV rays that can cause skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Some of us still believe that a healthy summer glow can only come from basking for hours in the sun or baking in a tanning bed. The …

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10 Winter Skin Protection Tips

10 Winter Skin Protection Tips

The winter months can be especially damaging to the skin. The wind blows harder and colder, the temperature drops, and moisture becomes depleted in the skin causing skin dehydration, scaling, and flaking cracked areas. Areas such as the lips, elbows, knees, heels, and hands become particularly parched during this season. UVA rays in winter are as intense and cause as much damage as UVA rays in the summer months. Here are some tips on how …

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MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

grief/grēf/ Noun: Deep sorrow, esp. that caused by someone’s death. Trouble or annoyance. Synonyms: sorrow – sadness – distress – woe – affliction – pain Grief. Its intense emotion can keep us on our path or take over with such a consuming force that we go through with the motions of life not living, just like the one we lost. Al Estep, author of Black is the New Pink, found that after the loss of …

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Protect Your Tattoos with These Simple Steps!

Protect Your Tattoos with These Simple Steps!

Now that you have spent lots of time, money and most likely pain to get the tattoo of your dreams keeping it protected from the sun is the only way to keep it looking brand new.  Not only can UV rays damage your skin and cause sunburn, but they can also drain the life out of tattoos and cause them to look dull. Color tattoos are especially sensitive to the sun’s rays. Anytime your tattoo is …

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Guest Post: Your Skin is Like an Elephant

Now that Skin Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone please continue to be diligent in your sun protection efforts. Your skin remembers. Thank you to Emily from Em and Michael’s Blog for letting me borrow and share this blog post.  Feel free to comment and also visit their blog. It is full of personal stories, triumphs, battles and most of all courage and inspiration. One of things a young lady with melanoma says in the “Dear …

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UV Danger At the Nail Salon

UV Danger At the Nail Salon

Most of us take extra precaution to lather up with sunscreen before we head outdoors. We make sure to not forget our hat and sunglasses on a sunny day, but who thinks about the uv dangers we could face while at the nail salon? There have been reports of people developing skin cancer on their hands from repeated use of the uv light nail lamps used to dry the polish. Per square meter of space the uv nail lamps gives …

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Skin Cancer Sees No Color

An article released in Modern Medicine is touching on a subject that seems to be allowing many people to slip through the skin cancer prevention cracks. Messages of skin cancer prevention and awareness have not been targeting people of color; Hispanics or African-Americans. Studies done in Florida have shown that “Melanoma rates among minorities signal a need for targeted outreach.” The American Academy of Dermatology is promoting Melanoma awareness among non-whites by targeting radio stations, but what is really …

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What’s Tomato With You?

Apparently tomatoes contain a certain chemical that boosts your skin’s ability to withstand the dangerous effects of the sun. Check it out: “Tomatoes could be the new weapon in the fight against sun damage to the skin, research at the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester has revealed. According to a study presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology this month, eating tomato paste could help protect against sunburn and sun-induced skin aging.”   (read more)

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Lobster anyone?

Lobster anyone?

(Click Lobster Girl for some info on sunburns)

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