Category Archives: Sunburn

Don’t Believe These Eight Sunburn Myths

Any reader of my blog posts knows very well how much I stress the importance of sun protection.  I don’t think I stress enough how vital it is to protect yourself from the sun, beginning with wearing sunscreen every day. … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Sun Protection

The weather has suddenly become warmer.  With more layers of clothing being shed after this long winter we have had, more of your skin is inevitably being exposed to the environment. Weather scientists (i.e. meteorologists) have documented a diminishing of … Continue reading

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July Is UV Safety Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has officially declared the month of July as Ultraviolet Safety Awareness Month.  It might seem obvious that HHS would choose July for that distinction, considering that it is the month most universally … Continue reading

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Soaking In The Message

As a student of medical and dermatological literature, I am always reviewing medical journals for information of interest to my patients.  I recently came across an article from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that was published on … Continue reading

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Sunscreen and Roadblocks in Schools?

I can’t imagine anyone even pondering the idea of sunscreen being something that would be banned or strictly regulated anywhere, let alone in schools.  However, surprisingly enough, a recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlighted a problem with many … Continue reading

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Sunburns Happen

Despite following my advice to wear your sunscreen every day, sunburns do happen.  Maybe you forgot to reapply after swimming, or you missed an area when applying the first time. Whatever the reason, sunburns do occur and we have to … Continue reading

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The Sun Can Be Sneaky, So Be Prepared

You all know that if you head off to the beach for the day that you need to apply your minimum SPF 30 sunscreen and re-apply it regularly throughout the day.  At least you should know that fact if you … Continue reading

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Although it is hard to believe with temperatures here in Maine currently  in the 40s and our last snowfall occurring just one week ago, May is the first month for most of the country when people start to spend more time … Continue reading

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Sun Protection Goes High Tech

If you have been reading my blog posts for any amount of time, whether it has been for years or even for the last few days, you know how much I preach about sunscreen use to protect your skin.  This … Continue reading

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Suntan Lotion Is A Thing of the Past

If you remember the days when what you applied to your skin in the summer was called “suntan lotion”, you, by definition, have had too much sun already in your lifetime.  Back in the old days, if these lotions had … Continue reading

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