Skin Tips

Maskne

Maskne

Yes, it’s really a thing & other skin related concerns from wearing a mask! Our new normal in the time of COVID-19 includes wearing a face mask to protect ourselves and those around us and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. However, face masks can cause skin problems like acne breakouts (aka “maskne”). The Board …

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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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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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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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Skin is Body's Largest Organ

Skin is Body’s Largest Organ

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. In fact, a common, inexpensive product found in most people’s medicine cabinets, petroleum jelly, can have multiple skin care uses for the entire family. If you know Dr. George, you …

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Using Sunscreen Indoors Year-Round

The Importance of Using Sunscreen Year-Round & Indoors

The days are getting shorter. The temps are falling. 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 …

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The Dangers of Indoor Tanning.

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning Salons Near Schools

A study done in Massachusetts showed that tanning salons are an average of only 1 mile away from middle schools, high schools, and universities. More schools were within a mile of a tanning salon than a McDonalds. Tanning beds cause skin cancer, including the deadly form called melanoma. Tanning beds are particularly dangerous for young …

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Base Tans are Not Safe Tanning

A Base Tan is Not a Safe Tan

We know you love having healthy, radiant, and tan skin in the summer, but getting that summer glow could be more damaging than you think! Many people think getting a “base tan” will allow their skin to darken rather than burn later on. Contrary to popular belief, however, a base tan only provides you with …

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Protecting your skin against UVA rays while in the car.

Protecting Against UVA Rays in the Car

In most cars, windshields block almost all UVB and approximately 50% of UVA rays. However, side and rear windows are often clear glass, which does not prevent UVA rays from penetrating. UVA Rays UVA rays are responsible for aging skin, precancers, and skin cancers Blocking Harmful Rays Patients with sun sensitive dermatoses like lupus and …

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