What Is Sunscreen?
Everyone has heard of SPF, or sun protection factor. It’s been around for years and is formulated into number of products, but mostly into sunscreens. Simply, SPF is a measure of what higher dose of ultraviolet B you can tolerate before you burn once applied. There are three important points here. First, it only...READ MORE
Why Do You Need Sunscreen?
Let’s start with the sun. As you may be aware, it emits visible light (which helps us see) and infrared radiation (which warms our bodies and planet). It also emits ultraviolet radiation in three forms, conveniently named ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). Thanks to our atmosphere blocking virtually all...READ MORE
What is a Skin Check?
One of the most common reasons people visit a Dermatologist is for a Full Body Skin Examination, or a “Skin Check.”. A skin check is a chance for the dermatologist to assess your risk factors for developing skin cancer; address any lesions that might concern you; and examine your entire skin, from head to...READ MORE