How Does Sunscreen Work?

We know that we need to wear sunscreen when outdoors to protect our skin from cancer-causing UV rays. But how exactly does sunscreen protect our skin? Here’s what you need to know about how this substance works to ward off sun damage. Sun-Blocking Chemicals Most sunscreens contain a combination of organic and inorganic chemicals. The […]

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Facts Behind Four Pervasive Wart Myths

When you were a child, you might have heard that warts come from kissing a frog. While that’s obviously a myth, it’s not the only myth about warts that many people still spread. Here’s what you need to know about the facts behind four untrue beliefs about these bumpy skin growths. Myth: Warts Aren’t Contagious […]

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Answers to Common Questions Kids Ask About Skin

As children grow and learn, it’s natural to have questions about their bodies. Many kids may wonder why certain parts of their appearance do not match their friends or even their family. Here’s how to explain common questions children may have about skin. How Did I Get this Birthmark or Freckle? Many children may be […]

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What Is a Port Wine Stain?

Birthmarks are incredibly common, and many people have different kinds of birthmarks on their body. Although these marks usually do not have any health implications, sometimes, they are cause for concern. What are port wine stain birthmarks in newborn infants? How to Spot a Port Wine Stain A port wine stain is named for its […]

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The Overlooked Triggers of Sweat

Sweating is normal when a person is jogging or exercising, engaging in athletic activity, when temperatures are high, and even during moments of high stress and anxiety. Even so, there are times when profuse sweating is not normal. Read on to learn more about triggers of sweat that should be avoided or carefully examined. Certain […]

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Acne 101: Why Are My Normal Pimples Scarring?

You’ve heard it a thousand times now: don’t pick your pimples! Hopefully, you’ve taken that skin care advice to heart and left them alone to heal properly. But unfortunately, even the most vigilant non-pickers will find that every once in a while, a pimple that’s left alone still leaves its mark. But these aren’t actually […]

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Skincare Myth Busters: Does Dandruff Really Cause Hair Loss?

One of the most commonly asked questions at The Dermatology Clinic is, “Could my dandruff be causing me to lose hair?” The answer is, yes and no. While the mere presence of dandruff won’t cause hair loss, it can contribute indirectly to thinning hair. Dandruff and Hair Loss Dandruff, a skin condition affecting the scalp, […]

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A Guide to Identifying Suspicious Moles

The mole is a common occurrence in the skin, usually appearing as a small brown, black, or tan spot with a distinct border. Though rarely cancerous, moles still must be scrutinized for early signals of malignancy. Following is a look at moles that are harmless–and those to be viewed with suspicion. Harmless Moles The average […]

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