Sun & Skin News

Pack Your Bags and Your Sun Protection

Since it’s officially spring break season, I wanted to share some of the important lessons I learned about sun protection when traveling to sunny destinations:

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.

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.

Get Your Skin Examined!

Have you had a doctor check your skin for signs of skin cancer this year? Have you ever had a skin exam? Be honest; we won’t judge.

Layering is the Key!

It’s a busy time of year as the holidays approach, and it’s easy to let your to-do list and other responsibilities take over your life. Experts agree, though, that one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being is to get outside and exercise, especially with friends or family.

Men: What’s Under That Beard?

It could be skin cancer, says Ali Hendi, MD, a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in the Washington, DC, area. And because they’re hidden, these skin cancers often aren’t detected early, when they have the highest chance for minimal treatment and a cure.