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How the Sun Sees you by Thomas Leveritt

I am loving this new video by photographer and artist Thomas Leveritt. He asked people on the street to take a look at themselves under ultraviolet light, exposing sun damage beneath the skin that hasn't revealed itself yet. But it's when Leveritt offers his subjects sunscreen that we see its true effectiveness. It is another reminder to always wear sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Time to cover up those invisible freckles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9BqrSAHbTc

Why wear sun protective clothing?

Summer's here, bringing the sun, heat and humidity in Houston. Long, light-filled days often mean overexposure to the sun's dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can wreak havoc on your skin. And while the prospect of following your dermatologist's orders to slather on sunscreen every two hours seems neither fun (or even feasible), there's an easy alternative: Wear sun-proof clothing that has been tested for Ultraviolet Protection Factor.

My Skin Care Regimen: Part Deux

I get so many questions about my personal skin care routine, so I've decided to share my updated routine on my blog. Not much has changed from last year, but I changed my moisturizer and a few other products. Everyone's skin is different, so my skin care routine may not be for you. I have streamlined my morning and evening routine to a few of my all-time favorite products.

Andrea: What's in My Make-Up Bag?

This month, my friend Andrea empties her tote for me. Read on to see what other essentials this city girl keeps stashed in her bag.

When Dr. Berthelot asked me to blog about make up, I was thrilled! In a nutshell I'm a girl who loves college football & makeup!! I believe all makeup bags must carry a good SPF. Whether it be just an SPF alone or in combination with your base product, you must protect your skin.

Here's my list of must haves in your makeup arsenal:

Allure Best of Beauty

After years of recommending Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser to my patients (and getting scoffed at by some of my skincare reps), it's great to see my favorite wash on the Allure Magazine 2014 Reader's Choice Award. It is a great everyday wash that leaves my skin feeling clean and not stripped of its natural oils. It also takes off my waterproof mascara!

You can also see my whole skin care routine on the blog at http://houstonskindr.com/blog/my-skin-care-regimen

Save BIG with our anniversary special!

For our anniversary special, we are offering 15% off all Botox, fillers, chemical peels and products for the month of June.

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.

Learn More About Melanoma

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month and the first Monday of each May is Melanoma Monday. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, with early detection, this disease can be cured. We can use this month to raise awareness about skin cancer and help people take action to prevent or detect it, both at home and in the larger community.

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