Sun Safety

Summertime is fun time to spend outdoors. But in sunny Florida, that means more exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Those UV rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes and even lead to skin cancer. Here are some tips to keep you sun safe all year long. Seek Shade One [Read More]

Tanning Safety & Skin Cancer Risk for Young Women

Ask most young women if appearing tanned is important to looking and feeling their best, and the answer will often be yes. Simply put, many still perceive a tanned face as a sign of health and attractiveness. It’s a long-standing, common  perception that still motivates millions to hit the beach and/or tanning salon, searching for [Read More]

Don’t Spray Sunscreen on Kids….. At Least for Now

The Food and Drug Administration announced last month that it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. Of particular concern to us is the possibility that people might accidentally breathe in the ingredients, a risk that’s greatest in children, who—as any parent knows—are more likely to squirm around when they’re being sprayed. As a [Read More]

Effective Sunburn Treatment

If you got a nasty sunburn recently, here are some treatment options, as well as tips to prevent future burns and a warning about the dangers of catching too many rays. We love this great video as a quick refresher. Sunburn treatment The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends these five steps to treat a sunburn: Don’t [Read More]

Treating Adult Acne

Acne is usually considered a teenage condition, but what if your acne follows you into adulthood? Water’s Edge Dermatology’s Tanya Sperber, ARNP, has the information you need to get serious medicine for your skin.

The Long and Short of UV rays

Coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas and sunscreen, lots of sunscreen, are popping up in endless colorful displays throughout stores nationwide! This could only mean one thing, summer is on the horizon! Picking out a sunscreen to protect yourself and your family can be a bit confusing. What brand do I want? What spf do I need? [Read More]