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Hitting the slopes this winter? Here’s what you need to know to protect your skin.

Protect Your Skin on the Slopes

Planning on Skiing this Winter? Hitting the slopes in high altitudes increases the intensity of the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Here’s what you need to know to Protect Your Skin! The thinner atmosphere also reduces the number of rays that are normally blocked, which increases your chance of sunburn. The snow also …

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Do I still need sunscreen in the winter?

Do I Need Sunscreen in the Winter?

Ultraviolet (UV) light causes skin cancer. Certainly, most of us get less sunlight in the winter as the days are shorter and colder temperatures keep us indoors. So why apply sunscreen in the winter? UV & Blue Light Damaging UV rays are all around us and not just from the sun. Fluorescent lighting has been …

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Falling Temperatures Signals Change for Our Skin Care Regimen

Falling Temperatures Signals Change for Our Skin Care Regimen

As we say goodbye to the warm temperatures and St. Louis humidity for a few months, we suggest that you consider your skin care and how your routines should change with the seasons. With the start of Fall comes changes to our environment around us. Your body needs to make adjustments to acclimate to the …

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UV Protecting Clothing

UV Protecting Clothing

In an article written by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology they provide research that UV protective clothing garments provide better protection against UVA than most sunscreens. The authors examined the UVA protection afforded by various dry clothing garments, including regular clothing fabrics (t-shirts, jeans), UV protective fabrics (athletic shirts, bathing suits), and …

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Sunscreen Protects Better than a Beach Umbrella

Sunscreen Protects Better than a Beach Umbrella

A study released in 2017 showed that a sunscreen protects against sunburn better than a beach umbrella! Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen During 3.5 hours of sun exposure, 78% of people got a sunburn while sitting under a beach umbrella while only 25% did while using sunscreen. Reflected and indirect rays expose the skin to …

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Sunscreen Prevents UV Radiation from Reaching the Skin

Sunscreen Prevents UV Radiation from Reaching the Skin

Sunscreen helps to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching your skin. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV radiation can cause permanent damage to your skin. Our board certified dermatologist recommends using sunscreen daily. Take extra care to protect your skin this summer with our Summer Sunscreen Promotion. Buy any two sunscreens, and get …

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Are Sunscreens Safe?

Are Sunscreens Safe?

Chemical sunscreens are a hot topic in the media. New research seems to suggest that some chemical sunscreens may be absorbed into the body. However, further research is needed to validate these early findings and determine if such absorption results in any impact on our health. There are chemicals in everything we use on our …

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FDA Approved Eczema with Dupilumab

FDA Approved Dupilumab to Treat Eczema

Dupilumab (Dupixent) was approved by the FDA in 2017 to treat moderate to severe eczema (or atopic dermatitis). “This medicine has been a game-changer for my patients, many of whom have been suffering most of their lives,” says Dr. George. Approximately 30% of children and 10% of adults suffer from eczema. Before this new treatment …

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Watching Out for New Moles

New Moles

Be on the lookout for new moles! A study published in 2017, reviewed over 20,000 melanomas. Researchers found that just 29% of melanomas arose from an existing mole, while 71% appeared as new growths on what had previously been normal skin. The researchers also found that melanomas arising from existing moles tended to be thinner and …

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UVA Rays in the Winter

UVA Rays in the Winter

In the midwest, we move to spend more of our time indoors and the winter approaches. Even with this annual migration inside, I still remind my patients to apply sunscreen everyday. The response I hear commonly is, “but I don’t go outside this time of year so I don’t wear sunscreen.” Truth be told, our …

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