• Melasma

    Melasma: The forehead is commonplace for melasma to appear. Melasma: Overview Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on

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  • How to fade dark spots in skin of color

    How to fade dark spots in skin of color Have you tried treating dark spots on your own without getting the results you want? Do you see new dark spots appear as others fade? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Darks spots and patches rank as one of the most common reasons that people with skin

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo: Overview Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees. Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. Vitiligo usually affects the skin,

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  • Keratosis pilaris

    Keratosis pilaris: overview Keratosis pilaris: This harmless skin condition causes tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the skin. What is keratosis pilaris? Keratosis Pilaris_YouTube_FINAL.mp4 from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, which appears as tiny bumps

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  • Cold-weather Sun Protection

    As you bundle up from head to toe to stay warm in the winter cold, you may be tempted to set the sunscreen aside, but experts say sun protection shouldn’t be reserved for warmer months. "On a crisp winter morning run, remember that even if the sky looks clear, that also means there’s UV radiation

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  • 4 Skin Care Tips for Your Hands

    Try these hands-down best tips to care for your digits’ delicate skin You use them all day, every day, but are you giving your hands the TLC they need? Much like your face, your hands are exposed to the elements more than the other parts of your body. Plus, they’re always in motion: typing on a computer

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  • Your winter skin survival kit

    As temperatures dip, check your products for these skin-saving ingredients Cold air outside, hot air inside, and dry air everywhere can disrupt the skin’s barrier in the winter. And that can mean dry, itchy skin for everyone, but especially for those who deal with conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Here

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  • What your skin can tell you about your overall health

    From general fatigue to possible Parkinson's disease, skin, hair, and nail conditions can be symptoms of a range of ailments Though skin is on the outside of your body, it can be a surprisingly clear window to what’s happening on the inside. "You can tell a lot about somebody by looking at their skin,"

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  • Retinoid or Retinol

    Tips for when to use these skin care powerhouses Retinoids and retinol can be found in products stocked up and down most skin care aisles, but do you really understand the difference and how to use each? Retinoids are not a fad While it may seem like the latest must-have ingredient of the moment, a type

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  • Is your Dry Scalp Something More Serious

    From dandruff to fungal infections, your scalp could be in need of some TLC A dry, itchy scalp can prove distracting, painful and—when paired with scabbing or flaking—embarrassing. It may be tempting to take matters into your own hands by scratching or attempting to mask the issue with products,

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  • How to check your nails for melanoma

    When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, it’s important to check the nails, too. Although rare, skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — can develop under and around the fingernails and toenails. While

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  • Neurodermatitis

    Neurodermatitis around the anklebone: Scratching an itchy patch around the ankle caused the neurodermatitis to appear. Neurodermatitis: Overview Neurodermatitis is a skin condition that begins with an itch.The itch can develop anywhere on the surface of the body. Most commonly, though, an itchy patch

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  • Nummular Dermatitis

    Nummular dermatitis: This skin problem often causes coin-shaped rashes on the skin that can itch or burn. Nummular dermatitis: Overview Also called discoid eczema People who get this skin problem often see distinct, coin-shaped (nummular) or oval sores on their skin. Nummular dermatitis often appears

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  • Skin Cancer Prevention

    Follow these tips to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and reduce your risk of skin cancer: Apply sunscreen. When you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after

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  • Your best defense vs. another melanoma

    Check your skin: Skin self-exams can help melanoma survivors find another melanoma early. If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another melanoma. Many people don’t. But it’s important to know that you have a greater risk of getting another one. Anyone who has had melanoma has

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  • I have melanoma! Why do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

    Lymph system: We have lymph nodes, which are connected by lymph vessels (shown in green), throughout our body. The largest number of lymph nodes are found in our neck, armpits, and groin. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread quickly. When melanoma starts to spread, it often travels to a

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