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“Protect Yourselfie” PSA

“Protect Yourselfie” PSA

Skin Cancer Protection as recommended by American Academy of Dermatology Melanoma is the second most common cancer in women 15 to 29 years old. This new AAD public service advertisement uses social media imagery to remind teenage girls that tanning can lead to skin cancer and premature aging, and encourages them to protect their skin from… Continue Reading

What to look for in a sunscreen

What to look for in a sunscreen

What to look for in a sunscreen as recommended by American Academy of Dermatology With so many sunscreens available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which sunscreen offers the best protection. This video explains what to look for when choosing a sunscreen. Video by: American Academy of Dermatology Continue Reading

Stopping cancer before it starts – Sun & Skin News

Stopping cancer before it starts – Sun & Skin News

Q: I noticed a small scaly patch on my forehead. It seems like dry skin, but sometimes it’s itchy and forms a little scab when I scratch it. I’ve had it for a while. Should I see a doctor just for that? A: Yes, if it’s been there for more than a few weeks, you absolutely… Continue Reading

Natural sunscreen pills, capsules don’t protect skin, FDA warning – USA Today

Natural sunscreen pills, capsules don’t protect skin, FDA warning – USA Today

“Federal regulators warned natural sunscreen companies Tuesday that they’re illegally marketing pills and capsules that claim to protect against the sun. The Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the companies are “misleading consumers, and putting people at risk.” “There’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen,” said Gottlieb. If an ingestible product was making the claim… Continue Reading

Psoriasis Update

Psoriasis Update

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects about 2% of the population. It features red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Some cases of psoriasis are so mild that people don’t know they have it (e.g. they think they just have dandruff). More moderate or severe… Continue Reading

Powerful photos shed light on common skin conditions

Powerful photos shed light on common skin conditions

When it comes to tanning, the UK is a nation obsessed. Sales of self-tanners — including lotions, milks, and mousses — are currently through the roof. In fact, researchers at the NPD Group reported that the faux-tan market was worth an enormous £5.9 million (around $7.8 million USD) in 2017, all thanks to brilliant advances in tanning technology. Gone are… Continue Reading

If you want healthier skin, stick to showers: experts

If you want healthier skin, stick to showers: experts

Baths may seem like a relaxing escape, but skin experts say when it comes to the benefit of your skin, you’re better off taking showers. Dr. Anatoli Freiman of the Toronto Dermatology Centre tells Global News, when you take long baths or even long showers, it starts to affect your skin.  “The skin can dry out,” he… Continue Reading

City expands free sunscreen to more Toronto parks this summer

City expands free sunscreen to more Toronto parks this summer

The City of Toronto is partnering with two melanoma foundations to expand a free sunscreen program to more parks this summer after the success of last year’s pilot project. The city announced Monday that it is working again with the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation, both of which will be covering the… Continue Reading

Marital status linked to earlier detection and treatment of localized melanoma

Marital status linked to earlier detection and treatment of localized melanoma

Unmarried patients may need more frequent dermatology visits Married patients with melanoma are more likely to get a timely diagnosis and treatment of their disease compared with those who are unmarried, divorced or widowed, shows the latest research published in Jama Dermatology. The researchers, based out of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, noted that while… Continue Reading

7 Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons Weigh in on Botox

7 Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons Weigh in on Botox

When it comes to Botox, everyone’s got an opinion. We asked the experts: How young is too young? “The youngest who have wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes or crows feet, are very light skinned women with a history of excessive sun exposure. In that case, they may be as young as their late 20s.… Continue Reading

Woman removed from Air Canada flight after crew wrongly believed her rash was contagious – CBC News

Woman removed from Air Canada flight after crew wrongly believed her rash was contagious – CBC News

An Edmonton woman visiting Halifax says she was removed from an Air Canada flight after the crew wrongly assumed she had a contagious disease. On Sunday evening, an Air Canada flight between Halifax and Toronto was delayed from 6:25 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, which the airline says was because “a passenger was believed to… Continue Reading

No, it’s not “just” skin cancer – Huffington Post

No, it’s not “just” skin cancer – Huffington Post

Natalie Richardson is a mother to identical twins, writer and melanoma survivor. When diagnosed in 2014, her initial reaction was that it’s “just skin cancer.” Today, after going through multiple surgeries, a clinical trial and experiencing the devastating impact the condition can have, she regrets this misperception. She now advocates to raise awareness about this… Continue Reading

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema Update:

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema Update:

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease, starting in childhood with a chronic, intermittent or persistent course. About 10% of people in North America are affected. 80% of cases do not persist after the age of 8. Asthma and allergic conjunctivitis may also frequently be associated with atopic dermatitis. Advances in the field of atopic dermatitis… Continue Reading

The best way to treat hormonal acne – Huffington Post

The best way to treat hormonal acne – Huffington Post

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 40 million to 50 million Americans have acne at any one time. For many people, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples are a normal part of puberty. But for plenty of others, women in particular, acne can… Continue Reading

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

With temperatures rising and dropping sharply on a whim and harsh winds that dry us out, countered by steaming hot showers and central heating systems that try to warm us up, our complexion—and our skin—suffer. There are many factors that influence the appearance and state of our skin; tightness, dryness, flaking, chapping, and itchiness are… Continue Reading

“Preventative Botox” rising trend among millenials

“Preventative Botox” rising trend among millenials

While Botox is most commonly associated with middle-aged people looking to turn back the clock, there’s a growing trend among the younger set who want to fight off signs of aging before they ever show up. And in a social-media obsessed world flooded with selfies, it’s no surprise millennials are turning to this option in… Continue Reading

Rosacea Presents With Erythematous Facial Papules and Pustules

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin recently published in the April 2018 issue of The Dermatologist discussing at length the condition and steps for diagnosis and various treatment options for rosacea a common skin disease that causes redness, pimples, and swelling on the face. Check out the full article: Continue Reading

Follow these 3 steps when getting Botox or Fillers – Women’s Health

Follow these 3 steps when getting Botox or Fillers – Women’s Health

Getting Botox is def appealing (especially if you’re not super fond of certain forehead lines)…until you remember what it looks like when done badly. You know, stepmom-in-Cinderella-Story bad. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that your results look natural (and like, allow you to express emotion). Before you take the plunge with lasers or injectables, follow these steps.… Continue Reading

I was betrayed by my body – a melanoma skin cancer story – CBC Sports

I was betrayed by my body – a melanoma skin cancer story – CBC Sports

Tamara O’Brien a Canadian trampoline athlete who was performing at the highest competitive level. She was working hard towards her dream but one day she noticed a lump in her neck and then it was as if her worst nightmare had come true. “I was profoundly dumbfounded. I thought I was dreaming. How could I have cancer?… Continue Reading

Skin cancer is on the rise – even though we all know about sunscreen – ALLURE

Skin cancer is on the rise – even though we all know about sunscreen – ALLURE

Here’s a sobering fact: Since the 1980s, incidences of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled. “The statistics are staggering — mortality rates for melanoma are increasing faster than those for all other common cancers after esophageal cancer,” says Elizabeth Hale, a dermatologist in New York City and a senior vice president of the… Continue Reading

The 8 best shampoos for scalp psoriasis recommended by dermatologists – ALLURE

The 8 best shampoos for scalp psoriasis recommended by dermatologists – ALLURE

It’s pretty safe to say that scalp problems of any nature (itchiness, flaking, and the like), are highly annoying to anyone suffering from them. But scalp psoriasis — a common condition characterized by thick, red scaly patches of skin that can cover the entire scalp and be chronic — is arguably the most painful and inconvenient of them all.… Continue Reading

Here’s why you need to add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to your skin care routine.

Here’s why you need to add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to your skin care routine.

“Hya-what, you ask? While the words “hyaluronic acid” may not roll off the tongue, it’s an ingredient you should get to know if you’re looking for that ever-elusive glowy skin. Hyaluronic acid (or HA, as the beauty pros like to call it) is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, and it’s a not-so-secret… Continue Reading

The top 5 myths about moisturizer you need to stop believing

The top 5 myths about moisturizer you need to stop believing

Women have been preaching the importance of moisturizer for generations. While there is zero doubt these days that it’s a must-have step in any skincare routine, there are a few old wives’ tales about face cream still going around that may be affecting your beauty game. From trusting your lotion’s sun protection to putting product… Continue Reading

13 surprising reasons you keep breaking out – Cosmopolitan

13 surprising reasons you keep breaking out – Cosmopolitan

“Breakouts are the worst. And if you’re one of the 40 to 50 million Americans that acne affects, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, then you know just how much it sucks. So, what causes this skin disorder ruiner of first dates slash everything? Mainly the overproduction of oil; blocked hair follicles that don’t allow the aforementioned… Continue Reading

End blackheads with these genius skin tricks

End blackheads with these genius skin tricks

“You’ve seen the (google “Blackhead Removal SHOCKING Video” — or don’t), the DIY facial-scrub recipes, and yes, even the little black dots all over your nose in your 10x magnifying mirror. Blackheads are exceedingly common. But, why are they so irksome?” Click here to learn why our pores get clogged and blackheads form,  and how to properly… Continue Reading

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