Sun & Skin News

Groundhog Day Kick Off: Follow Our Winter Skin Care Series

In honor of the groundhog, prognosticator of prognosticators, we’re kicking off our winter skin care series. For the next few weeks, my colleagues and I will be sharing some of the tried and true ways to keep skin healthy and beautiful during the winter months.

Cold Dry Air Requires a Little Extra Skin Care

Here at The Skin Cancer Foundation, we spend a lot of time talking about skin cancer, but we’re also concerned with overall skin health. That means not only protecting your skin from sun damage, but also giving the largest organ in your body some TLC throughout the year.

Even Snow Days Are Sun Days

With a chill in the air and snow on the ground, it may seem that the risk of sun damage is rather low.  That simply isn’t the case. In fact, snow can multiply your UV exposure because it reflects the sun’s rays.

Back to Basics: Understanding the World’s Most Common Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, when interest in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment is high. It’s also a good time to get back to basics. Here’s a quick refresher on the major types of skin cancer: how they form, what they look like and their prognoses.

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Lips

When it comes to lip care, you should never slack off, especially during the winter. That’s why we’re sharing our best tips for getting beautiful, healthy and kissable lips — just in time for Valentine’s Day!

5 Myths of Indoor Tanning, Busted!

Did you know more people develop skin cancer because of indoor tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking? Dermatologist Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation, shares five more good reasons to just say no to tanning beds.

Men on the Hook

In the fight against skin cancer, men are way behind the women. What can we do to help those with the Y chromosome catch up?

Peak Performance Skin Care Tips

Athletes who compete in winter sports are no strangers to the effects of winter weather on the skin. From harsh sunburns (yes, you can still get those in frigid temperatures) to unpleasant windburns, winter poses several unique skin care challenges.