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Why do I always get more acne in the summer?
Why do I always get more acne in the summer?
Summer is a time for baring more skin and socializing, but for many, it also means dealing with annoying acne breakouts. If acne is ruining your summertime plans, you’re in good company — summer triggers more breakouts in a number…

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Skin cancer: types, causes, treatment, and prevention
Skin cancer: types, causes, treatment, and prevention
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Like other forms of the disease, it’s the result of an abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells, but in your skin. The most common places to get skin cancer are on…

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Rosacea: what you need to know
Rosacea: what you need to know
Rosacea is a common skin condition, affecting over three million Canadians each year. While there’s no cure, many find that dietary changes play a role in reducing the severity and frequency of their symptoms. And emerging research on the…

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Acne and eczema flare-ups in the winter: what you need to know
Acne and eczema flare-ups in the winter: what you need to know
Winter weather can be a disaster for your skin. While it might seem obvious that indoor heating and dry winter air would cause dry skin, itching, flaking, and intensify your eczema so much that…

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8 hair and skin tips for cold weather
8 hair and skin tips for cold weather
Cold-weather conditions can have a damaging effect on your hair and skin. We may be spending more time indoors to escape Canada’s infamous cold, but that comes with its own set of challenges. Here are eight tips for…

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Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Is it a rash or is it skin cancer?
Examining yourself in the mirror one morning, you notice a new rash on your upper body that’s making your skin red and itchy. Not exactly great news, but don’t panic. Skin rashes are often harmless. They…

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Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Skin cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
Summer is here, and you’re probably itching to spend hours outside. But before you spend long summer days outside soaking up the sun, it’s important to remember those golden rays play a big part in causing the

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Hair health with the change of season
Hair health with the change of season
Canadians look forward to the lazy, hazy days of summer all year, but the warm, humid weather isn’t always so hot for your hair. That thick, moist air doesn’t just weigh you down, it also flattens your curls.…

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How to tell if you have melanoma
How to tell if you have melanoma
Every year, over 80,000 Canadians are diagnosed with skin cancer. Fortunately, with early intervention, the prospect of recovery is bright. The five-year survival rate of someone diagnosed with skin cancer is

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Should I be worried about my new mole?
Should I be worried about my new mole?
Almost every adult has a few moles. You may be born with them, and new ones form as you get older. Most new moles aren’t cause for concern, but monitoring their appearance is a good practice. It helps…

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