Beach Chic and Sun Smart

Summer brings warmth and relaxation. However, long light-filled days at the beach often also mean overexposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can wreak havoc on your skin, eyes, and immune system. Luckily, you can enjoy yourself without compromising your health – or style – by following our beach sun safety tips. Clothes:…

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Acne: Overview

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it. Why treat acne? Myths about acne are as common…

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Detect skin cancer

Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. You can detect skin cancer early by following dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin. Download the AAD’s body mole map to document your…

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  May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early.   Skin cancer is…

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Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN)

Is a condition of many small, benign skin lesions on the face, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals. DPN is extremely common. From a histological perspective, DPN resembles seborrheic keratoses. The condition may be cosmetically undesirable to some patients. It usually begins in adolescence. The incidence, number and size of lesions increases with age.…

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Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. One…

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