There is no question most skin cancers are related to sun exposure. Skin cancer rates continue to climb, and rates of melanoma (a dangerous form of skin cancer) have increased 2% each year since 2000. Whenever my patients come in for skin checks, I educate them on different ways to protect their skin. And with any disease, prevention and early detection are key. This past summer, most of the sunscreens must conform to new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling rules that may help remedy misconceptions. With summer fast approaching, I wanted to share these changes with you.
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Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at (281) 480-7272.
The topic of aging—getting older and looking younger—is more and more pervasive in our society's collective consciousness. Especially now, with Hollywood stars, reality TV, and tabloids driving a widespread preoccupation with appearing as youthful as possible. Women are feeling increasing pressure not just to look good for their age, but to actually never age at all. We all get older, day by day, and there is no stopping it. However getting older doesn't mean we have to look older.
It's that time of the year again. With dropping temperatures, low humidity and central heat, my patients start coming in for "dermatitis" and flares of their pre-existing eczema. Usually, the humidity in Houston naturally protects our skin, but the harsher winter conditions cause our skin to become more sensitive, irritated, and easily reactive. I especially see more dermatitis on the hands because we do not naturally have oil glands on the palms to protect them.
It was one of the most memorable scenes from the movie Mommie Dearest. Faye Dunaway (playing Joan Crawford) rises at 4:00 am and engages in a strict morning ritual, compulsively scrubbing her face with soap and boiling hot water, then plunging her face into a bowl of rubbing alcohol and ice to close the pores. And don't forget about her nightly routine of pulling her face taut with elastic straps. For those of you that haven't seen the movie, Joan Crawford was not the perfect example of good mental health.
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