Health & Wellness

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Actinic Keratosis: How To Treat And Prevent AK

Man with actinic keratosis and ocean and sky

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a skin condition that is the result of years of sun exposure, indoor tanning, and skin damage. It appears as scaly rough patches of skin on the neck, scalp (typically bald), hands, forearms, ears, lips, and face. Actinic keratosis may take years to develop; it is usually considered to be…

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Hyperpigmentation Treatment And Prevention

Woman With Hyperpigmentation In The Sun

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, acne vulgaris, sun damage, and inflammation. It is most common in people with darker skin tones who spend a lot of time in the sun, although anyone with any type of skin tone may develop it. Examples of hyperpigmentation include…

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Melasma: What It Is, How To Treat It, And How To Prevent It

Woman With Melasma In the Sun

A common skin condition among women, Melasma causes brown, grey, and tan patches on the face, particularly the cheeks, forehead, and chin. It is believed to be caused by daily skin exposure and hormonal events such as pregnancy and hormone treatments. It is a type of hyperpigmentation that causes the body to produce…

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What Is Polymorphous Light Eruption? Treat And Prevent It

Woman with polymorphous light eruption in the sun

Polymorphous light eruption, or PLE, is the most common skin disease caused by sunlight. It is also called polymorphic light eruption (PMLE). Other variants include juvenile spring eruption and benign summer light eruption. PLE is not the same as sunburn. PLE arises spontaneously in people who are sensitive to ultraviolet light and…

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Just How Much Does The Sun Age Your Skin?

A woman's face with skin aging from the sun

Sun exposure is responsible for most of the visible aging of your skin—far more than all other factors combined. Yes, UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots, reduced skin elasticity, the degradation of skin texture, and many other signs of skin aging. In fact, many scientific estimates have […]

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