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Chala’s Story

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Before coming to work in a dermatology office, I was under the impression that African-Americans were immune to skin cancer and sunburns. I mean think about it, have you ever heard of any person of color complain of sunburns or tell you that they had to get their skin cancer treated?! Before reading about Bob… Read More →

Sunscreen

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Sunscreen has come a long way from the earliest sunscreens which used SPF to measure our protection against sunburns caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. We now know we need protection from UVA and Infrared radiation as well. Todays sunscreens are true anti-aging, anti-cancer powerhouses…but how do you know which products are the best? First,… Read More →

Keep Your Hands Looking Young!

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm

At home: Apply sunscreen every morning and reapply every 80 minutes. We love Supergoop Hand Cream SPF 40! It combines antioxidants and sunscreen for double protection. Keep hands moisturized. When the hands are dry, they look dull and older. Supergoop Hand Cream is still great.. also try Cetaphil Therapeutic Hand Cream which is especially good for red, chapped… Read More →

Tips for Spring Break Skin

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Enjoy your Spring Break, but come back rested and younger! Apply SPF 30 water resistant sunscreen to your entire body 30 min before going out. It takes one ounce to cover your body. Avoid the sun from 10AM – 2 PM when the suns’ rays are the most harmful. Relax under an umbrella. Feel fab… Read More →

9 Most Forgotten Places For Sunscreen

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Missing sunscreen adds up over the years to brown spots, discoloration, and skin cancer. Here are 9 of the most neglected places for sunscreen. Remember these spots to stay young looking and cancer-free in these locations. 1) Ears- Ladies who wear their hair up make sure to apply SPF on top of ears. Men, you… Read More →

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Sun

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 7:51 pm

For babies 6 months old or younger, sunscreen is not an FDA approved product. Protect babies by avoiding the sun. If you are outside, use shade and hats. If the baby is 6 months or older apply an SPF 30+. Make sure your sunscreen is chemical free, meaning it only contains zinc and titanium dioxide… Read More →

3 Essentials for a Sun Safe Beach Trip

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

  1. Dress The Part SPF Clothing SPF Cover Sunshirts from J.Crew and Lulu Lemon are a more glamorous take on sun protection. These are good options for running and tennis as well! Columbia fishing shirts for men at Academy Sports & Outdoors are cool and comfortable. Lands End Rash Guards are so much easier… Read More →

What Exactly Does Topical Vitamin C Do?

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. While young skin is full of vitamin C, aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to UV light, pollutants and cigarette smoke compound the decline of vitamin C, contributing to signs of aging…. Read More →

UVA, UVB, Broad Spectrum: What does it all mean?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:07 am

Natural Sunlight is composed of a mixture of UVB and UVA light waves. We’ve known for years that exposure to “sunburn rays” (Ultraviolet B, UVB) causes sun damage, but studies now show that daily sun exposure to UVA rays is just as damaging. When sunscreens were first developed, the SPF number system was created as… Read More →

Self Tanning Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The safest way to tan is to leave UV rays out of the equation! With Skin Cancer being the most common cancer in the United States we are strong promoters of sunless tanning. Here are some tips on how to get a flawless summer glow.   1.  Start Out Smooth Do: Exfoliate If you want… Read More →

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