Items Tagged ‘Skin health’

January 11, 2017

Why skin cancer is becoming more common among young women

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Did you know that more than 30 million Americans—including 2.3 million teens—use tanning beds each year? Skin cancer continues to become more common, especially among young women, and Mayo Clinic oncologists and dermatologists say multiple studies show that indoor tanning is related to causing melanoma. So before you head to the beach this spring, think twice about tanning before […]

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Tags: Cancer, Skin health


December 15, 2016

Keep Your Skin Protected All Year

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Everyone knows that the summertime is a crucial time to protect your skin, but it’s not the only season that puts your skin at risk. The weather changes that come in the winter can cause everything from dry, cracking skin to excess dandruff to sunburn (yes, sunburn still happens in the winter!). But as brutal as the winter […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Skin health


September 6, 2016

How SkinSAFE can help you shop smarter for your allergy needs

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

If you have sensitive skin or allergies, you know the struggle of finding products that work for you. Whether it’s the hours of researching ingredients online, or turning yourself into a human guinea pig testing out what works for you – the process can get exhausting. Luckily, EmpoweHER joined Mayo Clinic for a Facebook LIve […]

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Tags: Skin health


August 19, 2016

Give psoriasis a summer break!

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

August never fails to bring us brutal temperatures, which is why you shouldn’t have to think twice about stepping out of your house in a new pair of shorts or your favorite skirt. Unfortunately, for those affected by psoriasis, insecurities about doing exactly that are common. Get treatment tips from Mayo today and end the […]

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Tags: Skin health


August 3, 2016

What All Women With Freckles Need To Know

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

If you’re a woman that has freckles, you may feel like you need to cover them as much as possible. Often times this is due to “sun shaming,” or the implication that freckles develop from a lack of sun protection. Fortunately, this is just a myth and embracing natural beauty (including your freckles!) is a […]

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Tags: Skin health, Women's Health


July 14, 2016

Here’s What Actually Happens When You Pee on a Jellyfish Sting

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Whether you’re strolling along the Atlantic or scuba diving in the Pacific, keep an eye out for jellyfish (or the evil gelatinous bags that will sting you, according to BuzzFeed). Trust us, you don’t want to get stung – ouch! But just in case you do, spare yourself the embarrassment of asking a friend to […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Skin health


June 6, 2016

Does sunscreen really protect my skin? Your paranoid sunscreen questions, answered.

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Wearing sunscreen is one of the most common summer tips and you probably still hear your mom’s voice in your head telling you to put it on. But beyond the nagging, it really is important, and there are more factors to be mindful of other than just applying it. Aleksandar Sekulic of Mayo Clinic warns […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Skin health


May 11, 2016

Celebrate Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month in Style

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

This season, the best accessories to have handy are sunscreen, a hat and a pair of sunglasses for optimal sun protection. We know getting that perfect bronzed glow may be at the top of your list for looking your best this spring, but make sure you’re taking care of your skin when spending more time […]

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Tags: Skin health


April 19, 2016

Want to enjoy the rays but still protect your skin?

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

Bathing suit season is quickly approaching, which means our drug store aisles will be flooded sunscreens of all types and SPFs. So how do you know you’re choosing the right one? Surprisingly, it’s not just about the SPF! The key is to choose a “broad-spectrum sunscreen” meaning it protects you from both UVA and UVB […]

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Tags: Skin health


February 23, 2016

The One Thing You Should Never Do To Your Nails, No Matter What

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

Alright ladies, we know the habit is hard to kick, but for the sake of beauty (and health)… no more nail biting! Apparently when you bite your nails, not only are you messing up your nail beds, but you are also more prone to infection and at risk for spreading more viruses. So, avoid permanent […]

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Tags: Skin health