Skin Conditions

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What Causes Hormonal Acne?

Hormones are one of many components that contribute to acne but trying the following steps can help you put the brakes on blemishes. How Do I Get Rid of Hormonal Acne? Hormonal breakouts typically affect the jawline and chin and can be caused by factors like: Your period Menopause Polycystic ovarian syndrome Increased androgen levels …

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Can Sunspots Be Removed?

Years of sun exposure can cause the appearance of sunspots. Sunspots are flat brown spots that usually appear on the face, arms, shoulders, and hands. Can Sunspots Go Away? Sunspots won’t go away on their own. They occur due to years of sun exposure that cause melanocytes, or pigmented skin cells, to multiply. There are …

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Sun Safety for Children

Children love being outside. However, their skin needs protection from the effects of the sun even more than adults. What SPF Should a Child Use? You should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your child, and it should be labeled as providing broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection. Apply a generous …

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Is My Mole Cancerous?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and the earlier it’s detected in a suspicious mole or other spot, the more easily it can be treated. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It’s most often caused by UV (ultraviolet) radiation that comes from …

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Is Adult Acne Genetic?

You follow all the rules for good skin care, and you’re still battling acne breakouts. It could be that your adult acne is genetic. What Does It Mean to Have Adult Acne? Some adults have acne in their 30s, 40s, and well beyond into their late 50s. While acne isn’t a harmful or dangerous condition, …

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