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12 Summer Skin Problems You Can Prevent

12 Summer Skin Problems You Can Prevent

  An itchy rash or sunburned skin can quickly sideline summer fun. You can help keep your days carefree and easygoing by learning how to prevent these summer skin problems. 1.    Acne breakouts: When sweat mixes with bacteria and oils on your skin, it can clog your pores. If you have acne-prone skin, this often means breakouts. Dermatologists recommend the following…

How to Select a Sunscreen

How to Select a Sunscreen

When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, gels, and creams. With so many different SPFs, it can be hard to tell which one you need. To make it easier to buy sunscreen, the American Academy of Dermatology is sharing a simple two-step process. Here’s what you can do to find a sunscreen that’s right…

How to Prevent Skin Cancer

How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer: Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade. Wear protective clothing, such as a lightweight long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat…

Melasma

Melasma

What is melasma? Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually 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…

Manicure and Pedicure Safety

Manicure and Pedicure Safety

Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly. Here are dermatologists’ top manicure and pedicure tips: Apply a cream to moisturize your nails, especially after removing nail polish since most removers contain chemicals that dry the nails. To prevent infection, never cut or forcefully push back your cuticles. If you must…

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