Sun & Skin News

Ask the Expert: Sunscreen and Acne

I’m 15 and my mom tells me I should use sunscreen every day. But I have acne and I don’t want to put anything on my face that will make it worse. I feel like getting some sun will make my skin look better, so why should I do what she says?

Reapply on the Fourth of July

Regular readers of our blog should know our sun safety tips by heart, but there’s one that we know people have trouble with: remembering to reapply sunscreen.

Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Don’t Fry

Solstice, schmolstice; in my opinion, summer starts on Memorial Day weekend. (Not that we won’t take the opportunity to remind our dear readers about summer sun protection on June 21.) That’s why I love that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared the Friday before Memorial Day weekend “Don’t Fry Day” (#DontFryDay). It’s a reminder to everyone heading outdoors over the holiday to be sun-safe and avoid burning or tanning.

Embrace Your Scars

Our expert dermatologists tell how to nurture a new scar to get the best outcome — and, if needed, how to fix an old scar to make it look better.

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:

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.