Quiz Yourself - What do you know about sunscreen?
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) offers numerous educational material from the basics of understanding the role of dermatologists and physician assistants (associates) to disease conditions from A-Z.
As an organization dedicated to dermatologic surgeons, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) website has information for patients to understand the roles of operative interventions for skin condtions and background information on many common skin procedures.
Sometimes starting out as a changing mole, melanoma is the most serious skin cancer with a high potential for spread to other parts of the body if not caught early. As the largest independent organization committed to research and treatment of melanoma, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.
Alopecia areata is an immune-mediated condition causing hair loss to the scalp, face, or all hair on the entire body. As many as 6.8 million Americans are affected. Learn more about the condition and connect with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) community.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is devoted to research and clinical management of multiple different cancers including those of the skin (i.e., melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer). The NCCN provides patients information to help understand their cancer and their standard of care treatments.
The term 'eczema' often encompasses several distinct conditions with diferent caseuses and treatments. With most types, the skin condition tends to be chronic and can cause significant disruption in daily life activities. Learn more at the National Eczema Association (NEA).
The National Psoriais Foundation (NPF) was founded with an intent on community. Through supporting psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research and advocacy, the organization provides education and support to patients and their families.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with one in five Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime. The Skin Cancer Foundation strives to promote prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancers.
Skin Care Basics for Your Face
When it comes to your skin, prevention goes a long way. While a number of factors contribute to your overall skin health, a few steps can be easily added or adapted to your current regimen. Incorporate these three things into your skin care regimen to avoid premature skin aging.
- Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen
- Use a facial moisturizer daily
- Use only gentle facial cleansers
Hair Habit Practices
Significant hair damage and hair loss can be from many causes. Both genetic and environmental factors may play an important role. Practicing consistent hair habits regularly can diminish the chances related to preventable causes, so keep these three tips in mind.
- Use conditioner after every shampoo
- Limit excessive traction to the hair (i.e., tight ponytails, buns, cornrows)
- When possible air dry hair or wrap in a hair towel