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What you need to know about Skin Cancer

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What you need to know about Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer “Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb   Cancer. The name alone sounds scary. But with education comes the reduction of fear and the ability to do something about it. In this article, we are going to look at some of the issues, statistics, and solutions for a problem that affects millions of Americans. How common is it? According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it is estimated that this year “323,580 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer and that melanoma rates have doubled from 1982 to 2011.” The AAD also states skin...

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Are Spray Tans Safe?

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Are Spray Tans Safe?

  I think it’s safe to say tanning beds and prolonged exposure to sun is not a good thing, unless you like the leather face look. For those of us not wanting to look like crispy bacon, there are some alternatives that can give us the pretty glow we want for our skin while not increasing our chances of skin cancer. Today we are looking at spray tans. Spray tan historyIn the 1920’s German researchers developed dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as a coloring agent for skin. Later in the 1950’s a researcher named Eva  Wittgenstein was conducting research with children at the...

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Dealing With Adult Acne

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Dealing With Adult Acne

    “If I have to draw attention away from some hormone-induced acne on my chin, I put on a lot of mascara.” -Olivia Wilde It’s finally here. You’ve been planning a weekend getaway with all your girlfriends and your skin decides to throw you a nice little curveball and you start breaking out.  Or maybe it’s that time of the month and your skin looks like it did when you hit puberty (don’t you love it when that happens?) We’ve all been there. Today we’re going look at some causes and solutions for blemishes. Why we get it To...

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Top 4 Summer Skin Care Tips

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Top 4 Summer Skin Care Tips

“I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.” -Terri Guillemets It’s summertime everyone!!! Most of us tend to spend a lot more time outside during this time of year and it’s for good reason—the weather is warmer and the days are longer! We get a lot of questions on the best ways to protect your skin during these warm summer months, so here are our top 4 summer skincare tips that will keep your skin looking it’s best! #4 Exfoliate your skin During the summer, your skin...

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Top 5 Areas People Miss With Sunscreen

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Top 5 Areas People Miss With Sunscreen

Top 5 Areas People Miss With Sunscreen    “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” - Wallace Stevens Sunscreen is one of the best preventive measures in protecting ourselves against skin cancer and damaged skin. But let’s face it, we have other things going on and we are lucky if we remember to put sunscreen on in the first place. If we do manage to put some on, most of us quickly try to rub some on our face and maybe our neck (if we think about it). But what about the other areas of our body? Here...

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