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Four must do’s for a healthy, radiant skin

Published on Nov 24th, 2020 by Karen Kim, MD

There is no secret to maintaining a healthy skin, I tell my dermatology patients at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. Follow these simple recommendations and you will be on your way to a more radiant look. #1 Include a retinoid in your skin care regimen Topical creams containing retinoids, such as tretinoin are one of the most effective products you could apply to prevent fine lines and restore luster to your skin. Available by prescription, your dermatologist can advise you on how to use it while minimizing any flaking or dryness that can occur initially. If you can’t tolerate a prescription … Continue reading »

Why antioxidants are essential to your daily sun protective skin routine

Published on Sep 8th, 2015 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Do you wear sunscreen daily even though the summer is almost over? If so, that is a great start, but there is more you can do to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation, pollution and ionizing radiation, all of which accelerate aging and may lead to skin cancer development. Here is the advice our dermatologists give to our patients in the Boston area: Consider using a skin care product with an antioxidant, in addition to your sunscreen! Benefit of antioxidants for your skin Antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, coffeeberry extract and others act to protect your skin … Continue reading »

Midday Makeup Sunscreen Dilemmas: Solved!

Published on Aug 20th, 2015 by Robin Travers

Many of my makeup-wearing patients are excellent with their morning sunscreen application. But, what about the midday application of sunscreen? When I ask about their sun protection habits, my patients proudly exclaim that they never leave their home in the morning without applying an SPF 30 sunscreen to their face, neck and hands. Many of them are aware that the efficacy of the sunscreen ingredients begins to diminish after only a few hours. But very few people re-apply their sunscreen in the midday, so many are completely unprotected from sun exposure from noon onward! The main reason for this is … Continue reading »

How do I protect my baby’s skin?

Published on Jul 28th, 2015 by Laurel Morton, MD

I have a confession: as a first-time mother, I find myself constantly worrying about my daughter’s well-being. And while I worry a bit too much, I take solace knowing that as a dermatologist in Boston my baby is at least getting the best possible skin care. While all of us are familiar with the routine aspects of an infants’ progression (e.g., shots, weigh-ins, and teething), I’d like to take a moment to teach you about a very important element of infant health: taking good care of your young child’s skin. By keeping a few basic principles in mind, it is … Continue reading »

Outrun the sun: Sunscreen advice for marathoners and mere mortals

Published on Jul 16th, 2015 by Robin Travers

I’ve run the Boston Marathon for the past 10 years. The afternoon before the race, I host a big carb-loading party (and fundraiser for the Melanoma Foundation of New England!) for my running friends, some of whom travel from far-flung parts of the world to run this historic race. One of my friends, Bob, is a very smart man, and he gave me, a dermatologist, a really important lesson about sunscreen among marathoners. Bob runs a speedy (sub-3:00) race. Several years ago, the weather predictions called for clouds, and Bob was not wearing sunscreen. But these clouds unexpectedly parted at … Continue reading »

Get your medical advice from your physician, not a Lululemon bag

Published on Jun 17th, 2015 by Robin Travers

In the year since this blog post was first published, Lululemon’s inaccurate and potentially dangerous sunscreen advice continues to be printed on the bags that they hand out every day to customers. Lululemon WAS informed by the American Academy of Dermatology last year that its ‘sunscreen is dangerous’ quote printed on all its bags was spreading misinformation, and the company admitted that the message is “not research based” . If you are concerned about your risk of skin cancer and the potentially dangerous medical information Lululemon continues to dispense, email their ‘guest education center’ at to voice your concerns. Pass … Continue reading »

Winter sports enthusiasts, protect your skin!

Published on Feb 12th, 2015 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Don’t let the cold weather fool you! Just because you may not feel the heat of the sun in the winter, the ultraviolet radiation from the sun is still harming your skin. Think of snow as a big white beach, Dr. Thomas Rohrer tells his patients at SkinCare Physicians. Winter sports enthusiasts, who often spend all day outside, are especially at risk for excessive sun exposure that can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. Here are two reasons why: Snow reflects UV radiation four times more than sand on a beach. Up to 80% of the UV … Continue reading »

Big event? Wedding? Four essential tips to prepare your skin…

Published on Nov 13th, 2014 by Brooke Sikora, MD

There are many important events and milestones in our lives. Whether it is your wedding, a friend or family member’s wedding, a reunion, or another important event, preparing your skin well ahead of time will help to make sure you look your best for this special occasion. Follow these 4 tips from our team of dermatologists in Boston and you will glow the day of your big event. #1 Get in a good routine. Our skin looks best when we care for it on a daily basis and don’t neglect it. Be sure to cleanse twice daily to gently remove … Continue reading »

The truth about SPF labels in sunscreens

Published on Jun 26th, 2014 by Jeffrey Sobell, MD

Our patients at SkinCare Physicians near Boston often ask what level of SPF (sun protection factor) in sunscreens is sufficient to reduce the risk of photodamage and skin cancer.  It turns out that the answer is somewhat confusing. In order for sunscreen to perform maximally, applying a generous quantity is required.  One ounce, or the equivalent of one shot glass amount, is needed to cover the exposed areas of the body for the average adult.  When used in this manner, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 for planned sun exposures.   However, most … Continue reading »

The truth about common skin care myths

Published on May 8th, 2014 by Blog Admin

There can be many misconceptions about skin and skin care. As dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians, we often hear the same beliefs from our patients in the Boston area, so shedding some light on these may be helpful to you, your families, and your friends. Skin Myth #1: My makeup/moisturizer contains spf, so my skin is protected all day Many people wear a daily moisturizer or makeup that contains sunscreen, which is a healthy habit to protect the skin from UV rays on a routine basis. However, don’t be fooled into thinking you are protected all day. The sunscreen in moisturizers … Continue reading »

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Learn more about your rights and protections related to the No Surprises Act (HR133).

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