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Skin Care

How to ditch dry skin: A dermatologist’s top tips for nourished, glowing skin

Dry skin can be itchy and unpleasant. If you’ve lathered on the lotion to no avail, you’re probably fed up with dry skin. But there’s good news—you don’t have to feel like an alligator. It turns out there are a few easy ways to soothe dry skin and get it glowing again. I discuss dry …

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Living with psoriasis: Skin care tips and treatments

If you’re living with psoriasis, I don’t have to tell you what it looks like: red scaly plaques often located on the skin of the elbows, knees and scalp. I also don’t have to tell you how uncomfortable and difficult it can be. Fortunately, there are effective ways to manage psoriasis, lower inflammation and prevent …

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4 skin care tips for your summer outdoor adventures

Despite the oppressive triple-digit heat, summer is when many people spend more time outside than usual—summer camping trips, vacations, outdoor sports, beach trips. But the increase in fun in the sun could mean an increase in bug bites and sunburns. Anna Myers, MD, a pediatrician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White McLane …

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The simple skincare routine you need this summer

As the temperatures rise and we lighten our layers, it might also be time to revisit your skincare regimen. Sun protection should rise to the top of your priority list as the sun intensifies—no surprise there. But how else should you adjust your skincare routine to account for summertime skin needs? Don’t overcomplicate it Here …

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Sunblock vs. sunscreen: Which one should you use?

With the arrival of summer, clear skies and warm sun are calling many of us to the great outdoors, or at least to our own backyards. However, whether you are young or young at heart, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. That’s because they carry ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause …

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How to spot, treat and reduce your risks for ringworm

Although it’s called ringworm, it is not a worm at all. It’s a common skin infection caused by a fungus that anyone can get. While there are no worms involved, the effects of ringworm still aren’t pleasant. Spotting it early and seeking treatment will help keep the highly contagious infection from spreading to another part …

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Eat your way to glowing skin with these 6 vitamins and nutrients

Did you know that certain nutrients can delay the effects of aging and protect your skin from sun damage, acne and dryness? There are many other components in the protection of your skin—hydration, an adequate cleansing and conditioning regimen, and UV protection—but good nutrition is also required for maintaining overall skin health. A poor diet …

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My melanoma survival story: What it’s like to be diagnosed with skin cancer

When you are young, you feel invincible. You feel that no matter what your parents say to you—like advising you to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun—you know better.  Afterall, it is your body and you tell yourself, “oh, it’ll never happen to me.” Until it did. On April 17, 2021, I received …

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