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Sunless Tanner and How to Apply It (Infographic)

Do you know how to properly apply self-tanners to achieve a soft, even, sun-kissed glow on your skin?  Looking good while using a self-tanner isn’t always easy. In fact, there are a few tricks you need to know to use them successfully.  The biggest problem is that self-tanners naturally get stuck in the thicker areas of […]

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5 Ways to Tell if a Sunscreen Product is a Scam

By far the most important lifestyle measure I encourage in my patients here in our Santa Rosa Area practice is excellent sun protection.  Wearing sunscreen every single day is, without question, our best weapon against sunburn, cancer and wrinkles.  It should be worn rain or shine, regardless of how long you think you will be […]

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How to Fight The Skin Changes of Menopause

Menopause causes profound changes in a woman’s skin. There is a huge loss of skin elasticity in all the skin and paradoxical thickening of the skin on the bottom of a woman’s feet. When a woman starts to fight the loss of skin elasticity BEFORE menopause the benefits are also huge. The most important step […]

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Best Skin Care Advice from Mom

Moms deserve to be celebrated every day. After all, they have a busy schedule from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep – and often several times at night – being responsible for the well-being and proper growth of tiny, developing humans. Moms do their best to juggle it all […]

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What Causes Melanoma?

Melanoma is a skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, our pigment-producing cells. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. In the case of melanoma, the uncontrolled growth comes in the form of melanocytes. Melanocytes live in the skin, nervous system, inner ear and heart. As dermatologists, melanoma is the skin cancer we worry about […]

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5 Ways Stress Contributes to Cancer (So Chill Out!)

In today’s hyper-connected society, we often feel like we have to be going nearly 24/7. In a digital world surrounded by ever-present mobile devices offering portable distractions at our fingertips, it seems we’ve forgotten how to turn off. Many of us believe we’ve become more efficient at getting work done thanks to the continual access/connection […]

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