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The Myth of Getting a “Base Tan” from a Tanning Bed

To tan or not to tan, that is the question… Should you get a “base tan” from tanning beds before spring break? Will it help prevent a sun burn? Is it a “safe” tan? The answers are No, No, No!!  AND, you need to know WHY. Tanning bed rays are UVA and they will wrinkle […]

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Find The Perfect Sun Hat For You!

Your sun hat is the magic convergence between your love of healthy and attractive skin AND your love of color and style. Even if you’re not a fashionista, you have a personal style. We are all delighted when we find something that looks good on us and somehow “fits.” We all want healthy skin; some of […]

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Gloves & Skin Protection: They Just Fit

As the saying goes, if you want to know a woman’s real age, look at her hands. How do the backs of your hands look? How about your mother’s or your grandmother’s? You might think that wearing gloves for sun protection is a bit excessive.  According to Dr. Bailey, your hands are just as susceptible […]

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Should You Apply Sunscreen to Your Face & Ears Even If You Wear a Hat?

Another way to look at this question is: how dangerous is reflected UV light? It’s tempting to believe that shade totally protects your skin, but think about it for a minute. We know that light rays bounce off things just like balls do. When UV rays hit pavement they bounce upwards. When UV rays hit […]

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The Best of Hypoallergenic Beauty: Product Picks for Sensitive Skin Users

I have created and curated a line of skin care products for the sensitive skin patients in my dermatology practice. Fragrance and preservative ingredients and skin irritants are the biggest problems in beauty products for sensitive skin. When evaluating a beauty product for sensitive skin, I start by reading product ingredients, selecting only products that […]

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Debunking Misconceptions of Skin Care

Ever had a friend share a skin care tip and wondered if it was true? Have you been following particular skin care practices but not sure why? While it’s early in 2015, we thought it would be useful to debunk common misconceptions of skin care. It’s easy to fall prey to magazine headlines that cater […]

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