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Don’t forget your body!

Don’t forget your body!

While we all know it is important to take care of our face, we often tend to forget the rest of our body. The neck, décolleté, and hands are quick indicators as to our true age if left unattended. Treating off the face is actually easier for most patients because either there is no downtime… Continue Reading

Confused about the mixed messages on sunscreen safety?

Confused about the mixed messages on sunscreen safety?

When a friend told Stacey Petersen that chemicals in her child’s sunscreen could be harmful, she wanted to find out more. Petersen’s friend referred her to a report on sunscreen safety by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that receives funding from many sources, including natural cosmetics companies. The report by the non-profit environmental advocacy… Continue Reading

5 ways to improve your skin through food

5 ways to improve your skin through food

As anyone who’s broken out after a late-night drinking and pizza binge can attest, diet is clearly linked to skin condition. But there’s so much conflicting information about how to manage your diet for the most beautiful skin possible, as well all kinds of wacky DIY recipes (we’ll pass on the mayonnaise face mask, thank… Continue Reading

5 Skin Issues You Can Solve Before Summer

5 Skin Issues You Can Solve Before Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to embrace flirty skirts, shorts and bathing suits. But is your skin ready? Here are 5 skin problems and how you can fix them in time for that trip to the beach. 1. Skin problem: Keratosis pilaris Annoying – but harmless – tiny white or red bumps… Continue Reading

Safe tanning is a myth

Safe tanning is a myth

New sun protection guidelines hope to bust tanning myths and promote ‘healthy behaviour in the sun’ If you think slathering yourself in sunscreen before a day at the beach is the key to low-risk sunbathing there’s bad news. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) there is “no safe or healthy… Continue Reading

It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you’re safe from sun-related skin damage. “The highest level of concern is usually during the summer months, but sun damage can occur year-round, even on cloudy or rainy days,” said dermatologist Dr. Sarah Taylor, an assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “In fact,… Continue Reading

Diabetes risk increased in those with severe psoriasis

Diabetes risk increased in those with severe psoriasis

“Patients with psoriasis covering more than 10% of their body surface area (BSA) were at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) over approximately 4 years compared with those without psoriasis, according to a large, prospective, population-based cohort study.” To learn more click here. Credit: medpagetoday.com   Continue Reading

Can you be addicted to tanning? – Yes!

Can you be addicted to tanning? – Yes!

“The medical community and organizations like The Skin Cancer Foundation have been warning people for years to stop tanning. Hundreds of former tanners who became skin cancer patients have shared their stories online and cautioned people not to make the same mistakes. So why do some people continue to tan? New research confirms that for some, quitting… Continue Reading

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