3 Warning Signs of Melanoma Dermatologists Wish You Knew and Didn’t Ignore

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. One in every five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. While melanoma is the least common type of skin cancer, it’s the most dangerous. If caught and treated early, melanoma is almost always curable. Keep reading to learn more about melanoma and the three warning signs of melanoma dermatologists wish you knew and didn’t ignore. What Is Melanoma? Melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer, is a malignant tumor that begins in the melanocytes. Melanocytes are tiny cells that produce melanin, the pigment responsible for giving skin … Continue reading

These 4 Finger and Toenail Treatments will Transform Sandal Season this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to dust off your flip-flops and enjoy some fun in the sun. However, if your nails are discolored, crumbly, or distorted, you may feel reluctant to show off your feet in sandals. Nail fungus is a common condition that causes unsightly nail problems. Fortunately, it’s very treatable. Keep reading to learn more about finger and toenail treatments that will transform sandal season this summer. What is a Nail Fungal Infection? A fungal nail infection, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition that separates nails from the nail beds, making them thick, discolored, and brittle. A … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Forehead Wrinkles and Hello to Smoothed Lines

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. Forehead wrinkles are especially noticeable and bothersome to people. Luckily, there are several ways to both improve and prevent them.  When and why do wrinkles form? As we age, there is loss of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin in the skin, which can start as early as our 30s! These components of the skin are important for the skin’s elasticity, strength, firmness, hydration, and glow. Therefore, loss leads to skin laxity, wrinkle formation and a duller appearance to the skin. In addition, repetitive movement of certain facial muscles with expression, like the forehead … Continue reading

Banish Blemishes with the Ultimate Guide to Acne Treatments

For many women, teens, and men, acne can be a source of constant frustration and diminish self-esteem. Its effects range from intermittent breakouts to inflamed bumps and frustrating blemishes. While acne is a chronic condition, you don’t have to let it run your life. The right treatments can get it under control and help you achieve clearer, healthier skin. Keep reading to learn how to banish blemishes with the ultimate guide to acne treatments to reveal your most beautiful skin!

Why an Acne Facial with an Esthetician Will Help You Unlock Radiant Skin

Are you battling acne? Acne can leave you with unsightly breakouts, unattractive skin bumps, and stubborn scarring that can make you self-conscious. Fortunately, you can address these and other skin concerns with regular acne facials. Keep reading to learn why an acne facial with an esthetician will help you unlock radiant skin and keep your skin clear and glowing. What Is an Acne Facial? An acne facial is a specialized skincare treatment that targets acne-prone skin. Unlike regular facials, these specialized facials go beyond the skin’s surface to address the underlying causes of acne, thus improving your skin’s condition and … Continue reading

Busting the Myths of Folliculitis: A Guide to Smooth Skin this Summer

As the summer sun beckons us to enjoy its warm embrace, many of us eagerly anticipate poolside parties, beach outings, and outdoor adventures. However, the increase in heat and humidity can sometimes lead to unwanted skin issues, including a common condition known as folliculitis. If you’ve ever experienced those tiny red bumps on your skin, especially after shaving or sweating, you might be dealing with folliculitis. Folliculitis is a common skin condition related to the hair follicle (hence the name). When the follicle (a small hole or cavity that surrounds the roots of each hair) becomes infected with bacteria, the … Continue reading

The Importance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.? It’s estimated that nearly 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer daily. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to know more about skin cancer. Keep reading to learn more about skin cancer, signs to watch out for, the importance of skin cancer screenings, and ways to minimize your skin cancer risk.

What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?

Skin cancer sounds straightforward: it’s an abnormal growth of cells. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation: 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Even though the definition is simple, knowing what “abnormal growth” looks like is anything but straightforward. Here’s an overview of the three most common types of skin cancer. Types of Skin Cancer Nonmelanoma skin cancer Two main types of skin cancer fall into this category: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “about 90 percent of nonmelanoma … Continue reading

Breakouts And Red Skin? Could Be Rosacea

How to Tackle the Skin Condition Affecting Millions Hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffer from a skin condition called rosacea – as many as 415 million, according to a study published by the National Rosacea Society. And as the American Academy of Dermatologists puts it, “Rosacea causes more than a red face.” Surveys show that self-esteem, social life, and even productivity at work can be hurt by rosacea. What exactly is this condition that can have such negative effects? And how do you treat it? First, the Bad News about Rosacea Let’s start with the bad news first: rosacea is chronic, meaning it can’t be … Continue reading