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Sunscreen vs. Sunblock: What's the Difference?

Sunscreen vs Sunblock: What’s the Difference?

Sunscreen and sunblock both protect against sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer. Here's how to know which one is right for you.

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Many Common Beauty Products Contain Dangerous Chemicals

A number of everyday hair and body products contain elevated levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. Here’s how to reduce your risk.

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Cutaneous Oncology Team Collaborates to Save a Man’s Face From an Invasive Cancer

When a blemish on Al Gizzi’s forehead turned out to be an invasive, potentially disfiguring cancer with cells also in his nose and cheek, a team of UH specialists collaborated on a complex surgery and innovative treatment that spared his nose.

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How To Get – and Keep – Healthy Skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s fairly simple to take care of. But there are many different types of skin, and each need different kinds of care. Get practical tips on how to get your skin to look and feel its best.

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How To Choose a Sunscreen That Packs the Best Protection

Sunscreens are essential to lower your risk of skin cancer, and they also prevent premature aging of the skin, But with so many options, how do you pick?

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Your Nails Can Say a Lot About Your Health

There’s a lot more to fingernails and toenails than pruning and polishing. Your nails actually serve as a window to your health. Learn what changes in your nails should be mentioned to your primary care provider.

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3 Common Childhood Skin Conditions No One Talks About

These annoying and embarrassing skin conditions might not come up in conversation with other parents, but they can affect many children.

mask skin irritation

What To Do About Skin Problems Caused By Face Masks

Wearing a mask against COVID-19 is the right thing to do, for yourself and for those around you. But it can sometimes be a pain – literally. UH dermatologists have these tips for mask-related skin issues, regardless of the mask type.

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