Summer fun in the sun can be deadly without proper precaution. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Although it accounts for only about 2 percent of all skin cancer cases, it causes the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Timing is everything when it comes to diagnosing this deadly disease. “There has … Continue reading Melanoma: the deadly risk to ‘fun in the sun’
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. You don’t have to feel like an alligator. It turns out there are a few easy ways to help treat dry skin so you can stop relating to a reptile. “I discuss … Continue reading How to ditch dry skin
Skin aging is a slow process that occurs throughout our lives. Aging happens gradually, and sometimes you may not notice what is happening to your appearance over time. Scott & White dermatologist Palak Parekh, MD explains what can happen to our skin as we age. What Happens to Skin as You Age “The top layer of … Continue reading Is aging taking a toll on your skin?
I’m almost halfway through my thirties, and I’ve recently noticed some skin spots that I remember seeing on the arms of my grandmother and aunts when I was growing up. I always heard them called “liver spots,” which sounds a little unnerving to me. So I started thinking, “Are these spots evidence of liver troubles? … Continue reading Liver spots: What you need to know
Have you ever wondered what you’re really putting on your skin or on your hair? What are all those ingredients listed on the bottle, and are they all safe? Let’s start with your hair. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free tresses? One popular way to get them without slaving away with your flat iron every morning … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Toxic Beauty Products?
Is your mascara clumpy? Your liquid foundation thickening? Can’t remember what year you bought your half-used lipstick? Your old makeup may be causing you blemishes or even worse— dermatologists warn it could lead to a dangerous infection. That’s right, those old makeup containers may be full of more than just powder… they could be harboring … Continue reading Makeup Expiration Dates: When To Throw It Out
It didn’t take long, but now the summer heat is upon us. Whether you are young or young at heart, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. It’s a grim statistic, but skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States1, and one in five people will develop … Continue reading The 411 on Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Which One Should You Use?
Jacob always seemed to have a crusty rash on the inside of his elbows and the back of his knees. He was forever scratching. It seemed nothing gave him any relief. His classmates, teachers and coaches commented on the foul rash. His mom had to do something about it. She took him to a dermatologist. … Continue reading Eczema — “The itch that rashes”
Despite the oppressive triple digit heat, many people are savoring those last few moments of summer vacation participating in outdoor activities. But the increase in fun in the sun could mean an increase in bug bites and sunburns. Anna Myers, M.D., a Scott & White pediatrician, offers some advice on how to protect you and … Continue reading Save Your Skin With These Helpful Tips For Avoiding Bites and Burns
Acne isn’t just for teenagers – many adults have “adult acne”. According to Andrea Henderson, a Skin Care Clinician at the Scott & White Cosmetic Surgery Center, “Hormones, allergies, heredity, rosacea, can all cause acne. It can be dry, sensitive oily, red- everyone is different. Pin pointing the source can be tricky.“ Managing acne breakouts … Continue reading Agonizing over adult acne?