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  • Is Sunscreen Bad For You

    Misinformation about sunscreens is common. Be informed and do not let myths deter you from using it to protect your skin! If you have searched for information about sunscreens online before, you would have been hit by a wave of information. Mineral sunscreens, natural sunscreens, SPF 15, SPF 30, coral reefs and chemical ingredients may have all popped on your screen.

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  • Sun Safety and Skin Cancer

    Did you know that the sun can cause damage to your skin within the first 15 minutes of exposure? Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Research estimates that nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, affects more than 3 million Americans a year. View Post
  • Do I really need sunscreen in Winter?

    "The winter sun can reflect off the snow, particularly at high altitudes," says Amy Derick, MD, a private-practice dermatologist based in Barrington, Illinois, and frequent guest expert on NBC News, The View, and CNN.com. Always apply sunscreen to exposed areas of skin, including the face, tops of ears, and backs of hands, and use a lip balm to prevent chapping.

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