• Scorching Sun
    Cancer,  Prevention,  Sunscreen

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States! But, it’s also the most preventable! According to the Skin Cancer Foundation about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma skin cases are related to UV exposure from the sun. Ah, the sun. I have a love/hate relationship with the sun. I love it because it makes me happy. And I know it makes other people happy too. I see more smiling faces and people just generally being nicer to each other when the sun is out. I hate it…

  • Surf Set
    Prevention,  Sunscreen

    Turn Your Golden Faces Into the Sun, Just Put on Sunscreen First

    Ever wonder what your skin would look like in 5, 10, or 25 years?  Will you have dark spots, wrinkles, or, worse, skin cancer? We don’t have any working crystal balls, that I know of yet, but there are ways to see into the future of our skin. How to Get a Photo Assessment of Your Skin: You may be able to find a clinic that offers photo assessments of your skin like the Visia Skin Complexion Analysis or Optic Slim Skin Analysis.   These show your current level of UV…

  • Prevention,  Sleep,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  wrinkles

    An Ounce of Prevention (…or what I would love to tell my teenage self).

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.  All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Wear and Tear Takes a Toll We have all heard this nursery rhyme but what does it have to do with skin care or health in general?  The point I want to make is, that once something is broken it can be really difficult (and/or expensive) to fix.  The same thing goes for your body.  The earlier you start taking care of yourself the…