Certain types of skin are at greater risk for developing sun damage and skin cancer. Do you know your skin type?
You should protect your eyes from sun damage. Most sunscreen is safe to use on and around the eyelid region (without putting it in your eye, of course). However, you’ll want to be careful about what type of sunscreen you use.
Imagine visiting the dermatologist with concerns about a strange growth on your arm. You breathe a sigh of relief when your doctor tells you that the spot is an actinic keratosis (AK), meaning it isn’t malignant…for now. It may stay benign, but it could also turn into a potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer.
When it comes to sunscreen application, we often focus on protecting our bigger body parts and forget about the little ones.
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.
While plenty of your chosen sunscreen’s characteristics can be left up to personal preference, there are two things you shouldn’t compromise on: an SPF of at least 15, and broad-spectrum protection.
We asked Elizabeth Buzney, MD, outpatient clinical director of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, how to use sunscreen most effectively.
Recent studies have suggested some surprising things (not beaming from the center of our solar system) that might increase your risk for skin cancer. We delved into the research to help you assess whether you should be concerned — or not.
There’s a lot of information out there about sunscreen safety, and not all of it is reliable. We asked a top expert to address some common questions about sunscreens.
Protecting young children from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important not only for avoiding immediate consequences like painful sunburns, but also for minimizing skin cancer risk later in life. Here’s what you need to know about keeping the baby in your life sun safe.