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You’re Putting On Sunscreen the Wrong Way: Study

You’re Putting On Sunscreen the Wrong Way: Study

“The face is the most common place on the body for skin cancers to form—but people tend to miss spots on their face when they apply sunscreen, according to new research presented at the recent British Association of Dermatologists’ annual conference. People tend to miss about 10% of their face when they put on SPF.”… Continue Reading

Study confirms the emotional impact of rosacea

Study confirms the emotional impact of rosacea

People look at someone with rosacea and conclude the red face is from anger, embarrassment or boozing — it’s little wonder that sufferers of this common skin condition feel stigmatized. Click here to view the full article. Credit: windsorstar.com Continue Reading

Acne And Adolescents: What To Know And When To Seek Help

Acne And Adolescents: What To Know And When To Seek Help

“Adolescent acne may be a common problem — one experienced to some degree by an estimated 85 per cent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 — but that doesn’t mean it’s not an upsetting one. For many teenagers, acne is embarrassing, frustrating, and even painful. And it can also be the source of serious… Continue Reading

7 Sun-Safety Strategies to Follow on Vacation – Consumer Reports

7 Sun-Safety Strategies to Follow on Vacation – Consumer Reports

“Whether you’re hitting the beach or the hiking trails, taking a cruise or touring a city, vacation often means spending a lot more time in the sun than usual. And yet it’s easy to let our sun-safety habits lapse when we travel.” Follow this link to find out all the tips on sun protection. Credit: www.consumerreports.org Continue Reading

Sunscreen for Dark Skin Is a Must – Consumer Reports

Sunscreen for Dark Skin Is a Must – Consumer Reports

“For those who think their skin color exempts them from having to worry about sun protection, dermatologists have a message: Damaging UV rays can penetrate all types of skin, regardless of your ethnicity, so even people with dark skin need sunscreen.” Follow this link to view the full article. Credit: www.consumerreports.org Continue Reading

Weight loss diets for psoriasis

Weight loss diets for psoriasis

“If you have psoriasis and are overweight, losing weight may help reduce symp­toms of this skin disease, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has confirmed.” Click here to view the full article. Credit: www.berkeleywellness.com Continue Reading

Did you know?

Did you know?

That in 2016, the Canadian national dermatology journal “Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery” published numerous medical and scientific articles, and the top 2 most downloaded articles (“Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea” and “2016 Addendum to the Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis”) had our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin as a… Continue Reading

Drug that creates a ‘real sun-tan’ could prevent cancer

Drug that creates a ‘real sun-tan’ could prevent cancer

“Scientists have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan, with no damaging UV radiation involved.The drug tricks the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin in tests on skin samples and mice. Evidence suggests it will work even on redheads, who normally just burn in the sun. The… Continue Reading

How to pick a suncreen

How to pick a suncreen

Watch this video by the Amercian Academy of Dermatology on how to select the right sunscreen for you and your family. Credit: American Academy of Dermatology Continue Reading

Cyndi Lauper reveals how she manages her psoriasis:  

Cyndi Lauper reveals how she manages her psoriasis:  

Cyndi Lauper has made millions of fans feel good with her chart-topping songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “True Colors.” Now she wants to help people “with psoriasis feel good — or at least better. That’s why she’s talking openly her own psoriasis.” Continute to read here. Credit: www.aad.org Continue Reading

Did you know?

Did you know?

That our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin, with his expertise in medical & cosmetic dermatology, serves on the editorial advisory boards of: The Dermatologist, Dermatology Times of Canada, Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Bulletin, Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery, The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, The Medical Post, and The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy. Continue Reading

Outdoor workers have 3 times greater risk of skin cancer

Outdoor workers have 3 times greater risk of skin cancer

“With the temperatures rising and outdoor work ramping up, employers need to think about the risks the sun poses to their workers. Exposure to heat and solar UV radiation puts outdoor workers at risk daily for heat stress, skin cancer, sunburn, skin damage, cataracts and other eye conditions.” Click here to learn more about how… Continue Reading

Celebrities with psoriasis

Celebrities with psoriasis

“When Kim Kardashian talks, her legion of fans listen — and  many, many more people know about the challenges of living with the chronic skin condition psoriasis thanks to her. The E! reality star was diagnosed with psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes raised bumps or scaly patches of skin to develop on a person’s… Continue Reading

Wrinkle fillers giving patients better & longer lasting results:

Wrinkle fillers giving patients better & longer lasting results:

“Dermal fillers have been popular for years. People like that these injections can diminish facial lines and plump up sagging skin on their face (and hands). Fillers are also convenient. You can get these injections in a dermatologist’s office, and most fillers have virtually no downtime. Add to this the fact that fillers are safe… Continue Reading

That sun-kissed glow could be lethal

That sun-kissed glow could be lethal

“That highly coveted ‘sun-kissed’ glow can actually be the kiss of death. Melanoma Awareness Month just wrapped up but we need to up our safe sun practices all year round. In Canada, nearly 7,000 melanoma cases were diagnosed in 2016 – 1,200 died from it. It’s on the upswing, one of the most common cancers… Continue Reading

Intersting treatment areas for using fillers:

Intersting treatment areas for using fillers:

“1. A Less Gummy Smile As teased in the headline above that is the internet equivalent of a finger crook, some carefully placed filler can relax the upper lip, which subsequently exposes less of your gum line when you say “cave-aged Gouda.” Continute to read here and found out more about the diferent areas that filler… Continue Reading

Sun protection and skin colour

Sun protection and skin colour

Darker skin tones do not equate to no risk of skin cancer—a misperception that is leading to rising rates of the disease in the Hispanic population. The myth of “built-in” sun protection has led to a higher rate of locally advanced skin cancer in Hispanic patients over Caucasians, a growing trend. Although the most recent… Continue Reading

Rosacea’s Impact on Patients

Rosacea’s Impact on Patients

Recent National Rosacea Society surveys found 90 percent of rosacea patients said rosacea’s effect on personal appearance had lowered their self-esteem and self-confidence, and 52 percent said they had avoided face-to-face contact because of the disorder. Among those with severe symptoms, 51 percent reported they had even missed work because of their condition. Continue Reading

Spring clean your skin care routine:

Spring clean your skin care routine:

“Spring will soon be blooming so this is a great time to take stock of your skin care routine and your skin care products.  With spring about to start this is the time to go through and sort your skin care products, get rid of old products, and think about which products you are currently… Continue Reading

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