One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, and rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have been rising steadily for the past three decades.
Basal Cell Carcinomas (most common form of skin cancer) and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (the second most common) are caused primarily by sun exposure, and tend to develop on sun-exposed areas, including the face, ears, neck, lips, scalp, and the backs of the hands. Unfortunately, most skin cancers (estimated at around 80%) occur on the face.
“While daily and rigorous use of broad spectrum SPF30+, seeking shade during peak hours 12-2 pm, and wearing protective clothing are still the best ways to p
Our hands really take a beating. Day in and day out they’re exposed to the outdoor elements (the sun and wind and fluctuating temperatures), the indoor elements (dry heat and exposure to water, soap and detergents) and the fact that they’re often used as tools to open envelopes, boxes, bottles and the like. It’s no wonder they look old before their time!
With a little care and a quality hand cream you can get and maintain hands you’ll be proud of.
To keep hands in tip top shape Chevy Chase, Maryland Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin recommends:
DO protect your hands from hot water and chemicals by donning waterproof gloves when doing chores around the house (cooking, cleaning, bathin
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If you have found a telltale gray hair (or two), it is not necessarily an indicator that lines and wrinkles and sagging are coming soon. Some women get gray early or during perimenopause that can start at age 35.
Why does our hair turn gray? According to Washington DC dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, “Gray hair has lost all of its melanin so the color appears washed out. Genetics and stress can be contributing factors, along with aging. Hydrogen peroxide, which is produced naturally in the body, interferes with melanin. The body also produces catalase, an enzyme which breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. When catalase production slows down, hydrogen peroxide can build up, and
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What is the single beauty product you can’t live without? Is it an SPF50, or are you ready to feed yourself to the sharks without your glossy black mascara, or will you shrivel up under a palm tree and die without your 16 ounce tub of La Mer?
BITB polled a group of enthusiastic skin experts for their must-have beauty products, and their responses range from expected to kind of surprising.
Hema Sundaram, MD — Dermatologist, Rockville, Maryland
“Besides sunscreen of course, it’s a new one I’ve been using for about the past 6 months — Teoxane RHA Serum, Hyaluronic acid in a bottle… th