The Perfect Skin Cancer Screening

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Every birthday you should get your birthday suit checked. Period. Even though a panel of so called experts to the FDA said it was inconclusive whether skin cancer screenings should be recommended to those who are asymptomatic and with no family history, I can tell you from having seen it with my own eyes that skin cancer happens every day in those very people and that skin cancer screenings save lives.

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THE EYES HAVE IT!

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(Now Let’s Talk About How We Can Keep Them Looking Great!)

The eyes are central to communicating how we feel. It’s an area that is very delicate, and changes in the skin and underlying structures around the eyes can have a profound effect on how we see ourselves and how others see us. When you look or feel sad, tired or mad, it’s usually the eyes that show it first: signs of joy, love and even wisdom, but also the telltale signs of a tough day or a tough year. The good news is there’s so much that can be done to help your eyes look their best at every age!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Suncare

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Preventing sun damage is much more than just a cosmetic issue, it could save your life. More than three million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2015 alone, according to the American Cancer Society. But properly applying sunscreen takes more effort than slopping it on when you arrive at the beach. Follow these tips and you’ll never get burned again.

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Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

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First, let’s set the record straight

“But I wore sunscreen!”

It’s a line I hear every day in my office from a seriously tanned patient who insists they wore sunscreen; implying that the deep tan I’m seeing can’t possibly be an issue, when it is. The reality is that sunscreen is not perfect and in some cases I think it can even be harmful. It gives you a false sense of security: that it’s ok to bake in the sun all day because you applied a thin layer of sunscreen in the morning before you went out. The truth is that sunscreen is, at best, a last ditch effort to make it possible to live an active life while trying to avoid damage to your skin. Nevertheless, you absolutely need it.

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