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Skin Care

Sun Protection

Sun Protection For Golfers

Dermatologists will agree that golfers get more sun damage than the average person. Here are a few ways golfers can protect themselves from the sun without getting their hands greasy. ...(more)

Wear Your Sunscreen Properly

While many people wear sunscreen, less than 25% actually are using it correctly leaving many under-protected from the sun. These do's and don'ts will help people to understand how much and how often to apply their sunscreen....(more)

Do Anything Under the Sun: The 7 Most Long-Lasting Sunscreens

Skin cancer is the number one most common cancer in the US--protecting your skin from harmful rays is not only a matter shielding your complexion but also preventing a deadly and swift-acting disease. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you must find a sunscreen that is both waterproof and long lasting. Detailed in this article are seven types of sunscreen that provide reliable, lengthy protection and are great for those who are active outdoors....(more)

Find Powder Facial Sunscreen for Summer

Sunscreen for the face is an absolute necessity. One of the downsides of sunscreen is the fact that sunscreen often give the face a white or grey cast. This can look unsightly and for those who wear makeup, this option makes it hard to find a good sunblock. Luckily, there is powder sunscreen for face makeup products on the market. These can be applied with a brush and will not interfere with makeup application....(more)

Skin Rejuvenation

Rejuvenate with Hydroxy Acid

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is important in the world of cosmetic dermatology. The substance is rejuvenating the skin, giving it a younger and suppler appearance and feel. It is no wonder that numerous alpha hydroxy acid products flood the market, addressing the huge demands for solutions to rough and dull skin. Before using, applying, or taking in any AHA containing product, be aware that it is acid, and improper use can burn and harm the skin. Proper guidance and consultation from licensed dermatologist is always recommended....(more)

The Effects of Vitamins on Your Skin Health

While skin treatments such as creams, lotions, and nutrient-rich exfoliants are helpful for curbing symptoms of unhealthy skin conditions, the best rejuvenating factors often start from within through a replenishment of essential vitamins and minerals. The picture of health from the outside is an indication of what is taking place inside. Therefore, an imbalanced bill of health will eventually manifest itself on the outermost layer of the body. To replenish a healthy glow to your skin, be sure to keep these essential levels up....(more)

The Rejuvenative Effects of Handmade Soaps

Commercial soaps are not by definition soap at all, and can be harmful to skin. While cleaning your body surface, harmful detergents infused during the soap-making process actually dry skin, creating the need for moisturizers in order to rehydrate. The best way to clean and moisturize at the same time is through the use of handmade soaps that use natural ingredients, usually a combination of oil and lye, to produce a bar soap that rejuvenates skin. A number of factors and ingredients contribute to homemade soaps that produce glycerin, which naturally moisturizes....(more)

Lips

Common Medical Conditions Found On The Lips

Often time any sore on the lip is called a cold sore. However, a herpes virus infection which is responsible for a true cold sore is only one of several different lesions on the lips that can cause sores. ...(more)

How to Make Homemade Lip Gloss

If you are like many women, you don't like the idea that you are using products on your skin that could be harmful. Store cosmetics often contain ingredients you can't even pronounce, much less understand what they are doing to your body. The good news is that you can make many products using ingredients you choose yourself. Making homemade lip gloss is one way to ensure you know what you are putting on your lips. The ingredients are natural, and the end result is soft, silky lips....(more)

Reasons for Lip Blisters That are Not Herpes

Anytime someone gets an abnormal condition on the face it is unpleasant. No one likes to walk around feeling like everyone is staring at a sore on their lips. Blisters can occur on the lips for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is from the herpes virus. The herpes virus can affect all parts of the body, including the genitals, lips, and inside the mouth. Not all lip blisters are related to herpes, however. Continue reading for some reasons for lip blisters that are not herpes....(more)

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Dr. Matthew Miller

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Dr. Matthew L. Miller is a board-certified dermatologist and an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology since 1996. Before founding Greenville Dermatology in Greenville, SC in 2001, he served in the United States Navy as a dermatologist stationed overseas. As the only dermatologist for the Navy in Okinawa... Read More

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