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Now is the time to erase signs of sun damage

Now that cooler temperatures have arrived and the sun has slipped behind clouds, our tans are fading. Our winter skin is showing all of the after-effects of the sun-brightened skin that we enjoyed in the summer.When you look in the mirror, you're probably not seeing a smooth bright even-toned complexion.You're probably seeing brown spots -- sun [...]

6 Common Sunscreen Mistakes

It's that time of year again when we think about protecting ourselves from the sun. Before you go outdoors, make sure you're not making any of the following common mistakes with your sunscreen.Not wearing sunscreen on cloudy or overcast days.Damaging ultraviolet rays, UVA, stay at a pretty constant level all year round and all day. These [...]

By |June 15th, 2009|Categories: sun damage|0 Comments

Chemical peels on the body: My latest favourite thing

Medical grade chemical peels work. They increase the turnover of cells, making the skin smoother and more dewy. They reduce pigment in the skin. Certain peels hydrate. They can smooth out wrinkles. If you have acne, peels are great for reducing blemishes and improving the appearance of your skin.However, to tell you the truth, I don't [...]

Am I just being vain?

I get this a lot."Doctor, I would like to improve my appearance but am I just being vain? Maybe I should just let nature take its course. After all, everyone gets older, right?"Here's something to think about:Remember the Bain de Soleil tan? Our fashion icons in the '60s, '70s and '80s had that rich mahogany tan. [...]

By |March 16th, 2008|Categories: sun damage|0 Comments

Great weekend!

We had a really fun weekend being involved with the HSBC Chilly 1/2 Marathon and the Frosty 5k races in Burlington.The weather on Sunday was beautiful: cold, clear and sunny. I was wearing black leggings that absorbed the sunshine well and kept me warm (reminds me of the way IPL works).It was so great to see [...]