All About Sunscreen: SPF, Broad Spectrum Protection, and More

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The heat and light of the sun sustains life on earth as we know it. Unfortunately, it can also do some real damage to the skin, causing burns, wrinkles, brown spots, and even putting you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer! Fortunately, sunscreen offers an easy and effective way of protecting ourselves against all of this while still enjoying the great outdoors. Here are a few facts that everyone should know about sunscreen.

What is broad spectrum protection?

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Ongoing Research Confirms Benefits of Green Tea for the Skin!

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Over two thousand years ago, the Chinese began using green tea for medicinal purposes under the Han dynasty. According to those ancient doctors, the infusion of the camellia sinensis plant could be used to treat conditions such as headaches, depression, and more.

Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, green tea is, in fact, full of antioxidants, enzymes, and amino acids. Additional vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, potassium, and magnesium add to the health benefits. And a continuous stream of ...

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Rosacea Q&A

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Rosacea is one of the most common chronic skin conditions affecting adults around the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most misunderstood. According to the National Rosacea Society, roughly 16 million Americans suffer from the condition, but only a small fraction of those people are currently receiving treatment. This is a shame because dermatological treatment of Rosacea can improve the lives of patients. In order to raise awareness and increase understanding of rosacea, we have compiled a brief ...

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6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Moles

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Skin moles are extremely common. In fact, the average person has between 10 and 40 moles on their body–and nearly everyone has at least one. As ubiquitous as moles may be, however, many people know surprisingly little about nature’s “beauty marks.” As a result, some people may become very worried and stressed over harmless moles, or (far more tragically) fail to seek treatment for moles that are potentially dangerous signs of a serious medical condition. Here are 6 simple facts ...

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Keeping Acne Under Control

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Acne is a very common condition that affects nearly 80% of teenagers, as well as a sizable portion of the adult population. An occasional pimple or blemish may be unavoidable; however, for those struggling with serious acne problems, there are professional treatments available. There are also a number of steps that you can take on your own that may be able to reduce or eliminate your acne blemishes. Here are a few of the most important factors:

Hygiene

Just to be clear: ...

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Warts

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Warts are a common skin condition caused by various strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Warts can be on hands, feet, face, limbs, or even the genital areas. Except for ones on pressure bearing areas, they are usually painless, and may disappear on their own with time. However, most people want their warts gone as soon as possible. Here is some information on the risk, causes, and types of warts.

Causes

As mentioned above, warts are caused by various strains of ...

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Acne Guide: Whiteheads, Blackheads, and Pimples

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If you are suffering from acne, you are not alone. In fact, acne is the most common skin condition treated in dermatology clinics around the country. Though the emergence of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads is certainly unpleasant, it is not necessarily a cause for concern: the majority of teenagers and young adults experience at least some acne problems without suffering any long-term damage. That being said, when acne becomes a source of self-consciousness or physical or mental discomfort, it is ...

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The Importance of Self Examinations

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According to The American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Your chances of being diagnosed with skin cancer is even higher if you are male, Caucasian, or over the age of sixty-five–though skin cancer can strike regardless of age, gender, or race.

Now that we’ve got all that bad news out of the way, it’s time for some very good news: regular, comprehensive self-examinations can save your life. When melanoma, (the ...

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Time Behind the Wheel Can Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

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If you are serious about skin care, the odds are good that you already know most of the common risk factors for skin cancer: fair skin, a history of sunburns, excessive sun exposure, and a personal and/or family history of sunburns are among the most common. You may even know that having many skin moles, living in a high-altitude climate, or having been exposed to certain industrial substances can also contribute to the risk for acquiring skin cancer. One factor ...

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Eczema Q&A

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Eczema–also known as atopic dermatitis–is a chronic skin problem that affects more than 35 million Americans. Roughly two percent of all adults suffer from eczema, and between ten and twenty percents of children are affected. Unfortunately, the general public still understands surprisingly little about eczema–creating harmful stigmatization and misinformation. That’s why we compiled this brief eczema Q&A.

Q. What are the symptoms of eczema?

A. Eczema typically manifests as dry, itchy patches of the skin in the hands, face, neck, and legs. ...

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