Get Your Vitamin D, Just Not From UV

Nov 13, 2012 1 Comment

A reminder for all, especially the cold weather states: Vitamin D is essential for healthy living. UVB (not UVA) exposure from the sun causes the body to produce vitamin D; however, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends getting adequate Vitamin D through alternative safe methods.

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What are the best sun protective strategies for men?

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Men’s skin is different than women’s skin. Its structure and function is fundamentally unique and requires specialized knowledge and different treatment approaches. This is why Dr. Goerig pays special attention to men’s dermatologic needs. Having extensive training in aesthetic dermatology, he knows the importance of using sun protection in order to aid the skin conditions men are susceptible to, including skin aging and skin cancer.

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One-on-one with creator of Perfect Skin Protection, a new digital magazine from SunAWARE

Oct 19, 2012 2 Comments

A behind the scenes interview with SunAWARE International Foundation’s founder, Mary Barrow, and her vision for the new publication Perfect Skin Protection, a new magazine designed for the iPad. PSP brings together the best in skin protection advice from experts around the country. Download PSP for FREE at the Apple App Store.

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth: Sugar & pre-mature skin aging

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

Most of us know too much sugar contributes to weight gain, tooth decay and other health conditions. So we resign ourselves to just one Snickers out of the Halloween bucket. Now, research suggests that sweet treats not only contribute to elevated blood sugar levels, those higher levels actually can cause pre-mature skin aging.

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Skin Care for Men

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

The skin on your face is one of the first things people notice when meeting you for the first time. Women seem to have an internal compulsion to keep their skin protected. Men, on the contrary, have proven to be indifferent. Maybe it seems too cosmetic? Men, now it’s your time to be proactive and incorporate a daily skin care routine, including sunscreen. It’s the manly thing to do.

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Considering self tanning? What you need to know.

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

Tanning booths are considered unhealthy by dermatologists, but what about sunless tanning (A.K.A. self tans, UV-free tans, fake tans)? While rocking the natural skin look is most recommended, those who cannot ditch the glow should opt for self tanners over UV tanning. First learn how it works. Then how to properly apply it.

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Skin Cancer in Skin of Color

Sep 06, 2012 1 Comment

Only people with light colored skin can get skin cancer—right? The truth is that anyone of any ethnic background is susceptible to all types of skin cancer including melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Dermatologist Dr. Charles Crutchfield III, an expert in ethnic skin care, recommends that people of all skin tones need to protect themselves from the sun.

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Learn what to look for when buying sunscreen

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments

Choosing a sunscreen can be a daunting task, but it’s important to know how to choose reliable sun protection. Jeff Bedard began his career in dermatology in 1984 and has spent the last 28 years developing and marketing some of the most innovative skin care solutions in the world. He’s the current CEO of Crown Laborieties, Inc., manufacturer of Blue Lizard sunscreen. Jeff answers common questions about Blue Lizard and sunscreen.

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Mayo Clinic Study Provides More Reasons to Ditch Tanning

Jun 04, 2012 1 Comment

According to recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has escalated, and young women are the hardest hit. Researchers speculate that the use of indoor tanning beds is a key culprit in the rising skin cancer rate in young women.

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Don’t Fry Day 2012 is Friday, May 25th

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial opening to sunburn season and the Friday before has been officially declared Don’t Fry Day. It’s a preemptive strike to put sun damage front and center in your mind. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants you to be sun protected; they want you to practice sun safe behavior, teach it, talk about it, and make it as American as apple pie. Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey tells you how to avoid sunburn and make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend.

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