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Clear Comedonal Acne: 5 Summer Steps for Fall-Ready Skin

As summer heats up and adolescents enjoy their break, it’s also the perfect time to start prepping their skin for the upcoming school year. June is Acne Awareness Month, and at Valley Skin Institute, we’re focusing on comedonal acne, a common skin concern for many teenagers. What is Comedonal Acne? Comedonal acne is a type of non-inflammatory acne that primarily

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Why Are Medical Grade Skincare Products Better for Your Skin Blog

Why Are Medical Grade Skin Care Products Better for Your Skin

Although over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products are readily available and typically less expensive than their medical grade (aka pharmaceutical grade) counterparts, the mixture of ingredients used in OTC products is usually nonspecific. This generalization is necessary because over-the-counter products are designed to be sold in the mass marketplace. Generalization also means that these OTC products are not created with your

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5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer New

5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Every year brings the San Joaquin Valley an average of 3550 hours of sun. We love the outdoors, but even in winter, there is a significant risk for skin cancer. In this month’s article, Dr. Leslie Storey, of Valley Skin Institute, shares 5 essentials to preventing sun-related skin cancers.   1. Use sunscreen all year round. Many of us instinctively

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Best Type of Sunscreen

What’s the Best Type of Sunscreen?

There are two types of sunscreens, physical sunscreen, and chemical sunscreen. Shop physical sunscreen for the best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Physical sunscreen is the best because it works as a shield Dr. Leslie Storey recommends a physical sunscreen that features zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin. They sit on top of your skin, forming

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best sunscreen for babies

Best Sunscreen For Babies: How Parents Can Keep their Baby Safe

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. This is why it’s crucial for parents to do everything they can to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful

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