Sun & Skin News

The Scoop on Poop

What we usually just flush, poop is helping scientists understand how the colony of microbes called your gut microbiome may help or harm your skin health.

Protect Your Pets From Skin Cancer!

While fur protects skin from the sun to an extent, dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can develop skin cancer, too. Read about Tundra, an all-around good dog who has battled numerous skin cancers. Tundra’s owner just happens to be the executive director of The Skin Cancer Foundation!

350 Skin Cancer Screenings in June!

In June, our dermatologists collectively donated 35 hours of their time to conduct more than 350 skin exams. They identified 127 potential skin precancers and skin cancers, including four suspected melanomas.

A Haircut Could Save Your Life

Hair professionals are in a unique position to detect skin cancers on the scalp because they have a natural view of difficult-to-see areas.

How to Read a Sunscreen Label

Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t be like deciphering a foreign language. But many people don’t understand how to read a sunscreen label or how the product protects the skin. Now is a good time to brush up on sunscreen terminology like SPF and broad spectrum.

Our Staff Gets Out!

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we know how vital time in nature is for our health. Our staff members share a photo and tell how they protect their skin from the sun.

Summer Vacation Slipups: How to Treat a Sunburn

If you’re heading to the beach this summer (or even just spending time in your own backyard!), make sure you know how to avoid sunburns in the first place — but also what to do if you do sustain one.

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