Unusual Places For Skin Cancer

Dermatologists recommend that you should conduct a self-examination of your skin every month. Skincancer.org has a page that details the step-by-step instructions on how to perform a head-to-toe skin exam. During your self-exam, you should carefully look at every nook and cranny of your body using multiple mirrors, looking for any unusual-looking moles, or blemishes or lesions that might look strange. Skin cancers are treatable when detected early, but can be deadly when it is not treated.

While a careful examination might be satisfactory, sometimes we tend to ignore some places on our bodies that can be susceptible to getting skin cancers. Here are some unusual places on your body that you need to check carefully during your self-exam:

Bottoms of your feet – Did you know that these areas...

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Five Treatments for Acne Scars

Having acne can be frustrating, annoying and sometimes be painful. What’s worse are teh scars it can left behind. Treating acne scars from acne require proper identification and diagnosis from your dermatologist. During your consultation, he or she will recommend the proper treatment. There are three types of acne scars:

First is called “Ice Pick scars”. These are very deep holes in the skin that an ice pick may have caused, hence the name. These are the result of your skin’s sebaceous glan openings getting infected, and can be very difficult to treat.

The second type of acne scars are called “Boxcar scars”. These are broader and boxier than ice pick scars. This is the result when collagen produced by your skin is not enough to fill the wound caused by acne.

The third type of acne scars ...

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Our Top Three Summer Treatments

This summer is the perfect time to start rejuvenating your skin and restore its youthfulness. Your dermatologist offers a variety of treatments that can help you breathe new life onto your skin. Here are three skin care treatments we recommend that you can do this summer that can definitely help you look younger:

Microdermabrasion – This is a routine skin care treatment that is both non-chemical and non-invasive. What it accomplishes is removing the superficial layer of your skin, which can be dry and filled with dead cells. A microdermabrasion session is done with a machine that uses a stream of crystals or a diamond tip. Those with unevenly pigmented skin, or those that have clog pores can greatly benefit from this treatment...

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Dark Spots, Age Spots, and Sun Spots – What’s the Difference?

Dark spots, age spots, or sometimes called sun spots – they are basically the same thing. It is called hyperpigmentation. This is when the cells that produce skin pigment, also known as melanin, go on a hyperactive mode. Usually hyperpigmentation on your face is isolated on a small area.

How do you get dark spots on your skin? Believe it or not, aging does not have a lot to do with it. Hyperpigmentation is typically the result of overexposure to the sun. The reason younger people do not usually get dark spots is because the damage usually does not manifest itself visually until people are in their 40’s or 50’s.

So while you were able to get a good tan by soaking up the rays at the beach, keep in mind that you are also potentially damaging your skin on the long run...

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Skin Care Products and Your Skin Type

You must always remember that your skin care routine SHOULD BE TAILORED to your skin type. Here are the most common skin types: Sensitive, Dry, Oily, and Combination.

Sensitive – Your skin can easily have a reaction to certain environmental conditions or products. This means that you may get easily sunburned, or certain types of makeup can give you acne breakouts, or certain health conditions can also affect your skin.

Dry – If your pores are almost invisible, or if your skin looks less elastic and has more lines visible, then you may have dry skin.

Oily – Opposite to dry skin, your pores are actually enlarged and you may have a lot of blackheads, pimples or other skin blemishes, and you have a shiny complexion.

Combination – This is the most common skin type...

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