When you’re enjoying some quality time with family at the lake or gathered around the grill in the backyard, everything is all fun and games — until someone gets a sunburn. Most of us who enjoy spending time outdoors are familiar with the agony of a sunburn. A bright red patch — often in a … Continue reading The burning truth behind what happens when you get a sunburn
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’
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
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?