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Collaboration: Taking Care of Your Skin While Traveling – Review by Premier Dead Sea

Collaboration: Taking Care of Your Skin While Traveling – Review by Premier Dead Sea

The joy of travel is more than just the warm caress of sunlight on your face. This includes the wonder of unfamiliar landscapes, rich cultures, and the joyful smiles of the people you meet on your journey. Unfortunately, traveling can…

Great Morning Skincare Routine Tips

Great Morning Skincare Routine Tips

Coming up with a skincare routine that works for you is a trial-and-error process. However, it’s also an important one. We decided to make it easier for you, so we have some suggestions about what may feel good and comfortable…

Winter Skincare: How To Take Care Of Your Lips

Winter Skincare: How To Take Care Of Your Lips

Our previous blog post gave you some essential steps to prevent dry skin in winter. This one will deal with the most efficient ways to keep your lips in shape during cold weather. Let’s get started: Exfoliation Lips need an…

Winter Skincare: How To Prevent Dry Skin

Winter Skincare: How To Prevent Dry Skin

As we all probably know so far, winter is the harshest towards those with dry skin. Low temperatures, snow, frost and especially the harsh wind tend to dry out skin and make it flaky and uncomfortable. Of course, there are always…

Skincare During Pregnancy

Skincare During Pregnancy

Most pregnant women don’t think often about changing their skincare routines, especially if they have been working for them for a while. The famous „pregnancy glow” is a wonderful thing, but it can sometimes drift you further away from rethinking…

Hand Skincare For Winter

Hand Skincare For Winter

Skin on your face is not the only one which needs protecting – we often forget the skin on our hands. Keeping in mind there’s some cold weather coming up, hands are the ones which often get neglected. Hands are,…

Collaboration: The basics of keeping your skin’s beauty and health in check

Collaboration: The basics of keeping your skin’s beauty and health in check

Our face sometimes plays the role of our business card. For almost every woman, beautiful and healthy skin is the number one priority. Skin care should be practiced at any age; the earlier we start to take care of our…

Winter Is Coming: How To Care For Your Skin During Cold Days

Winter Is Coming: How To Care For Your Skin During Cold Days

Winter is coming – and for most people, cold winter weather may bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. With winter may come the unconfortable dryness of the face, hands and feet. For some people, it’s even…

GUEST BLOG: Skin Health – The Difference Between Killer Sex Appeal And Sex Appeal Killer

GUEST BLOG: Skin Health – The Difference Between Killer Sex Appeal And Sex Appeal Killer

Bravo! You’re big (the good big). You’re buff. You’re … almost sexy. What’s missing? Nope, I’m not talking about personality skills, attitude, or your sense of style, although that’s all pretty important, too. Let’s FACE it – if your complexion…

Skincare For The Holidays

Skincare For The Holidays

Holidays are a time to enjoy and unwind, but sometimes it can be a bit of a hassle to squeeze in some time for yourself. Products are not what needs changing during the holidays. You just need to pay close…

Halloween Pumpkin Potage Recipe

Halloween Pumpkin Potage Recipe

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a warm pumpkin potage soup. Delicious and warm, it’s a real treat for your stomach as well as for your skin. Pumkin is filled with anti oxidants and vitamins which are…

DIY vs Store-Bought Products – Which should you opt for?

DIY vs Store-Bought Products – Which should you opt for?

When you’re trying to find the right product for your skincare routine, you often don’t know where to start. All those brands, packages and promises can sometimes make you dizzy! Every now and then, you surely run into someone who…

GUEST BLOG: 3 Obscure Ways to Use Activated Charcoal For Your Body

GUEST BLOG: 3 Obscure Ways to Use Activated Charcoal For Your Body

While activated charcoal may not have the intense cult following that beloved coconut oil does, it is definitely gaining in popularity and use. It’s a favorite ingredient in so many natural beauty products because it’s so effective and safe. It’s…

Guest Post: 7 Things you Should Know about Sauna Etiquette

Guest Post: 7 Things you Should Know about Sauna Etiquette

The basic rules of sauna-going for beginners are here!

Guest Post: Face-Washing 101: Cardinal Cleansing Sins

Guest Post: Face-Washing 101: Cardinal Cleansing Sins

Shedding light on the biggest and most common mistakes you make when cleansing!

Diet Choices & Healthy Skin: How Are They Connected?

Diet Choices & Healthy Skin: How Are They Connected?

By now you surely know that genetics has the biggest impact on your skin’s health. But no worries, this doesn’t mean your skin’s issues are completely dependant of it. Other factors such as diet, lifestyle and products influence your skin’s…

Skintributes 101: Pigmentation

Skintributes 101: Pigmentation

Uneven complexion is one of the most common concerns in the world! It can appear in different forms and for various reasons. Most commonly, when we have pigmentation issues, we’re thinking about brown patches on our face, shoulders, hands or…

Skintributes 101: Oiliness

Skintributes 101: Oiliness

Oils produced by sebaceous glands on your skin help it appear healthier and more radiant. Although they are essential to locking moisture in, excess oil can lead to clogged pores, breakouts and acne. Oily skin is just as common as…

Guest Post: Skin Cancer & the ‘Wolverine’: Hugh Jackman Touting Sun Protection

Guest Post: Skin Cancer & the ‘Wolverine’: Hugh Jackman Touting Sun Protection

Actor Hugh Jackman’s recurring bouts with skin cancer have attracted attention to what national medical organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Skin Cancer Foundation say is already an epidemic. Jackman, best known as the star of the X-Men movie franchise, recently took to Twitter to encourage people to use sunscreen after undergoing treatment for the fifth case of skin cancer on his nose since 2013.

The type of skin cancer Jackman had is called basal cell carcinoma. It’s the most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma. Both are rarely fatal, but they can be highly disfiguring and may spread if left untreated. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it makes up only about 5% of all skin cancer cases diagnosed annually.

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All types of skin cancer are on the rise despite efforts to increase awareness about the importance of protecting skin from the sun. A 2015 study published in JAMA Dermatology estimated that more than 5 million skin cancers are treated yearly in the U.S. in approximately 3.3 million people. This number continues to rise, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

Dr. Brett Coldiron, founder of the The Skin Cancer Center in Cincinnati, told the Skin Cancer Foundation that be believes significant increases in the number of nonmelanoma skin cancer cases is due to a number of factors. For one thing, he says, the number of skin cancers reported is probably more accurate now than in the past.

He adds, “I think the increase is due to sun exposure, both incidental and intentional, and the growth of tanning parlors. Also, the baby boomer generation is aging, and most skin cancer patients are over 65.”

Baby boomers make up the largest part of our population. Not only are baby boomers living longer, but they are spending more of their life out in the sun.

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Jackman, at 48, doesn’t quite fall into the baby boom demographic. But he underwent a treatment to remove a skin cancer tumor that is becoming increasingly familiar to aging patients, who make up the vast majority of individuals diagnosed with basal cell and squamous cell cancers. That treatment, Mohs micrographic surgery, is widely regarded as the most effective for nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Mohs surgery involves a meticulous process in which an extremely thin layer of tissue is removed by a surgeon, who then examines it under a microscope to determine whether any cancer cells remain. The process is repeated until all cancerous tissue is removed. The outpatient procedure may take several hours, but it has a cure rate of about 99% for patients diagnosed for the first time and up to 94% for recurrent tumors.

It’s also preferred for treating skin cancer in areas where the cosmetic outcome is important, such as the nose, lips, and other areas of the face, because Mohs spares more healthy tissue than other treatment methods. When the treatment is performed by an American College of Mohs Surgery member, Mohs surgery recovery is typically smooth.

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“Because American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) members perform the procedure in an outpatient setting using only local anesthesia, immediate recovery generally involves little more than resting and simple wound care,” says the ACMS website. “Some patients may experience mild discomfort, bleeding, redness, or inflammation, but these are typically temporary and easily manageable.”

Specialists who belong to the ACMS complete rigorous post-residency fellowship training from highly qualified instructors. Completing the fellowship includes participating in at least 500 Mohs surgery cases and demonstrating an ability to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during the procedures.

Treatment alternatives such as excising the tumor, radiation, or cryogenic surgery (freezing the tumor off) are still being used, but expect to learn more about Mohs surgery as its benefits become apparent to more celebrities and regular folks alike.

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Bio: Emmy Owens is a health & beauty blogger who loves everything related to looking your best! She is a mother and wife who loves staying fit by chasing her young children. With age, she is not opposed to a cosmetic enhancement here or there, but the specifics remain in the vault.

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This post is a result of collaborative efforts of mySkin and American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).

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