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Using Aloe Vera has multiple benefitsMar 21, 2018
Aloe Vera gel is typically used when you get a little too much sun and need some relief. However, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says Aloe Vera has multiple benefits for your skin.
Addicted to lip balm? You might be allergicJan 31, 2018
If you find yourself frequently reapplying lip balm during the cold winter months, you may start to think you’re addicted to it. But Dr. Ramsey Markus explains why ‘addiction’ might just be another problem such as an allergic reaction.
Hot showers can damage skin during winterJan 25, 2018
Dr. Harry Dao explains why a hot bath or shower can lead to excessively dry skin during winter.
Protecting your skin this summer with sunscreen, bug sprayJun 1, 2017
From applying sunscreen to keeping bugs at bay, Dr. Rajani Katta explains all you need to know about ways to protect your skin this summer.
Early detection highlighted for melanoma awareness month Apr 27, 2017
With longer days and more outdoor activities, Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology, addresses the dangers hiding behind sunburns and sun exposure, including melanoma.
Age isn’t only reason hair starts to go grayFeb 16, 2017
Although the thought of aging and going gray may be daunting, Dr. Rajani Katta says there are several factors that play a role in developing gray hair.
Enhancing your look this New YearJan 19, 2017
People looking for visible results may consider cosmetic treatments to redefine their features in the New Year.
Fight dry skin this winter seasonNov 29, 2016
When the weather gets colder our skin is more prone to dryness, itching and irritation because moisture is lost from the skin. Dr. Carina Wasko shares ways to keep your skin healthy.
Watch what you put on your face this HalloweenOct 24, 2016
Dr. Harry Dao warns about potential side effects, including allergic reactions, of face paint during Halloween.
Feel confident in your own skin, makeup freeSep 12, 2016
Going makeup free has its benefits – and its supporters, with many celebrities getting behind the new makeup free trend.
Tips help manage skin in dry or humid weatherJul 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine expert Dr. Harry Dao shares some tips on how to keep skin skin during periods of dry or humid heat.
Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
Decrease your chances of developing skin cancerMay 26, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine skin expert reminds us that no tan is a healthy tan but instead increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Proper foot hygiene key for ‘Happy Feet’ this summerApr 28, 2016
Dr. Ronald Lepow, podiatrist and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor, offers tips for summertime foot care. 
Don’t pack away your skin care routine while on vacationDec 2, 2015
Holiday travel doesn’t mean a vacation from skin care. Adjust skin care routines based on where you’re going, said experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
Skin can reflect eating habitsNov 5, 2015
A healthy diet does a body good inside and out, and dermatologists at Baylor College of Medicine say there is evidence that links certain foods to flares in acne.
Don’t let your skin get spooked this HalloweenOct 21, 2015
Baylor expert offers simple "tricks" to keep your skin irritation-free from Halloween makeup.
Allergic to school? Classroom furniture may be the sourceAug 13, 2015
If your child claims to be allergic to school, there might be something to it. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, allergic reactions may be caused by what students sit on.
‘Margarita dermatitis’ caused by sun, lime juiceJun 10, 2015
Adding a slice of lime to a favorite summer drink is nice to cool off with, but our experts say it could leave your skin burning.
Bright ideas for sun protection, skin careJun 5, 2015
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is not the only factor to consider when protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Our experts provide tips on preventing skin cancer.