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4 Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 18, 2019 9:53:07 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, sunscreen, uvb rays

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The most common type of cancer is skin cancer. It affects more than one million Americans every year, leaving one in five American to develop skin cancer during their lifetime. If caught early, skin cancer can be treated. 

Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer. Unrepaired DNA damage causes mutations to occur. The two leading causes of skin cancer are the sun's harmful UV rays and the use of tanning machines. Continue reading below for helpful tips to prevent skin cancer.

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Sunscreen Labels: How to Read Them

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 7, 2019 9:17:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in skin care, sunscreen

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Here’s a question for you - why is it important to read a sunscreen label correctly? It is essential to know that no sunscreen product can offer 100 percent protection against the sun’s UV rays. There are products on the market that provide UV protection close to that level. Get informed on what exactly you are putting on your skin.

Continue reading and learn how to decode the ingredients on the back of your sunscreen bottle. 

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What is the Difference Between Chemical Sunscreens and Physical Sunscreens?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, skin care, sunscreen

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Summer is here! Make a splash, have fun in the sun by the pool with your friends. Pack all of your essentials, including sunscreen. Not sure which kind to purchase? Let us help you decide between choosing chemical sunscreen or physical sunscreen.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly five million Americans are treated for skin cancer; however, most skin cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.

Read on to learn the difference between chemical sunscreen and physical sunscreen, and find out which option is best for you. 

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