With summer here, it is more important than ever to be lathering up with sun protection every time you leave the house. With so many sunscreens out there, it is hard to know which one is right for you. The key is to choose a sunscreen that you will use and that offers the following characteristics: Broad spectrum (protecting you from both UVA and UVB rays) SPF 30 or higher Water resistant Below are a few recommendations for sunscreens based on your own skin and its needs. #1 Brown spots or melasma – Use a sunscreen that not only blocks … Continue reading
As spring blooms, so does our joy and love of participating in outdoor sports and activities. However, ultraviolet radiation emitted from the sun is the cause of the majority of skin cancers. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and accounts for half of all cancer cases. Therefore, proper sun protection is imperative in the prevention of skin cancer. Easy tips to follow for practicing sun safety are: Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the rays are the strongest. Try to get out and enjoy outdoor activities before or after … Continue reading
Ever wonder how someone gets that glow to their skin? Did you know there are things you can do daily at home to improve the appearance of your skin? Here are five tips that I recommend to my patients at SkinCare Physicians in Boston. They will get you on the right track to better looking skin in no time.