Even though melanoma is one of the rarer skin cancers, it causes a vast majority of skin cancer related deaths. Melanoma is a malignant tumor which results from overgrowth of skin pigment cells called melanocytes. It can also occur in your bowels and in your eyes, but it is much more common on the skin and so that specific type of melanoma will be the focus of this article.
While genetic predisposition can also have a hand in developing symptoms of melanoma, the major contributor to developing this type of cancer is ultraviolet radiation, frequently referred to as UV Rays. The main source of UV radiation is, of course, the sun. However, tanning beds are becoming more and more common and thus are contributing more and more to this […]
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Thanks to all of the advances in skin care there are now a number of healthy ways to get a tan without the risks associated with exposure to harmful UV rays. Sunless tanning products, including sunless spray tans and tanning lotions, have improved a great deal since they were first introduced. Now you don’t have to settle for that orange tone if you want to keep your skin healthy by using sunless tanning.
Some of the current sunless tanning products are even good for your skin because they use antioxidants in their formulas. Not to mention using sunless tanning lotions instead of tanning in the sun or in tanning beds will reduce your risk of developing premature wrinkles and more importantly.
Learn more about the different ways to achieve a safe but beautiful sunless tan. […]
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Vitiligo Disease manifests itself through an odd and irregular pale pigmentation of the skin. It is estimated to occur to approximately 1 to 2 percent of the total population. Unlike some people might stereotype, it can occur to anyone of any race, gender or ethnic background. Currently, research indicates it may be caused by a combination of genetic, autoimmune and environmental factors.
It most commonly begins in early adulthood and first appears on extremities (fingers and toes). Despite its irregular pattern, it often appears in symmetrical manner. […]
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So what exactly is Vitiligo Disease? Besides having several names (vitiligo disease or just vitiligo; leukoderma or leucoderma), we don’t know as much about it as one would hope.
Since we have some clinical definitions that won’t make sense to most people and yet at the same time we don’t have a real strong understanding of why it occurs, let me start with some examples of some ways vitiligo disease may be misdiagnosed so that at least you can understand what vitiligo is not. […]
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