Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips

Skin is the largest organ of the body and it needs to protect it very well. The ways are multiple, such as: staying out of the direct sunlight during the pick hours (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), especially in summer, seeking a shade and covering the skin, using sunglasses and big hats and using […]

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Melanoma

Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer, says Dr. Geoffrey Young, Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute, who explains it is related to sun exposure. However, he adds, some families have genetic components, genetic changes that predispose them to melanoma. But the main risk factor is chronic […]

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Choosing the Right Moisturizer

Choosing the Right Moisturizer

A good moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and coconut oil. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, recommends looking for one that has those three ingredients because they are excellent for skin hydration. She recommends visiting the Skin Cancer Institute’s website and reviewing all of the products, especially the ones that you […]

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Preventing Signs of Aging

Preventing Signs of Aging

Dr. Judith Crowell, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says skin has the ability to repair itself, and if you can protect it from damage, over time you can see improvement. “In the dermis there is collagen, elastin. Unfortunately, as we get older that thins out. When that happens, we start seeing loss of the […]

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Mother and Baby: Skin Contact

Mother and Baby: Skin Contact

Grisel Gigato, Lactation Nurse with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains the skin-to-skin contact between the baby and the mom is important because it has so many benefits. It brings a special bond to hold your child you have been carrying for so many months so close to you. She […]

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Different Types of Moisturizers

Different Types of Moisturizers

Choosing the right moisturizer can be overwhelming. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says the first thing to do is understanding what they do. “They hydrate the skin and give a little layer of extra protection,” she explains. According to her, the heavier ones are going to be for patients that have drier […]

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Finding the Right Moisturizer

Finding the Right Moisturizer

There are so many products for skin care and it can be difficult to find the right one for you. Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says if you have very dry skin, then you should use a cream; if you have more oily skin but you still want to hydrate, you […]

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Aging Changes in the Skin

Aging Changes in the Skin

Dr. Judith Crowell, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains when we are young we have more of a triangular shape to our face, and as we get older, we start getting broader, especially on the lower face. She says this happens because we start getting notches in the chin area, and the upper lip […]

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