Suggested dermatology topics by month

Consider adapting the language below to promote dermatologic topics to your local media and social media followers throughout the year.


January: Winter Skin

As you brave the cold winter air, I can offer advice to help you care for your skin until spring. In addition to explaining how to prevent and treat frostbite, I can provide tips for dealing with dry skin, itchy skin and hand rashes.


February: Valentine’s Day

Do you need to deal with a cold sore, dandruff or excessive sweating before your big Valentine’s Day date? I can provide tips for managing these conditions. I also can help you look your best for your Valentine by providing hair and nail care tips.


March: Spring Break Travel

Traveling for spring break? I can tell you how to check your hotel room for bedbugs, as well as how to prevent and treat blisters so you can sightsee pain-free. If you want to look tan on the beach, I can provide tips for using self-tanner and sunscreen — and explain why unprotected sun exposure and indoor tanning are dangerous.


April: Rosacea

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. I can provide tips for managing this skin disease, including tips to prevent flare-ups.


May: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. I can provide tips on how to prevent this disease and detect it early, when it’s most treatable.


June: Sun Safety

As you enjoy the summer sun, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from its harmful ultraviolet rays. I can provide tips to help you avoid common sunscreen mistakes and keep babies safe in the sun. I can also explain the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens and help you select a sunscreen that works for you.


July: Summer Skin Issues

After you spend time outside this summer, you may come back inside with a skin problem. I can explain how to avoid skin problems while gardening and provide tips for dealing with sunburn, poison ivy rashes, bug bites and bee stings.


August: Psoriasis/Hair Loss

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. I can provide tips for recognizing and managing this serious skin disease.

August is also Hair Loss Awareness Month. I can offer a variety of information on hair loss, including how to prevent hair damage and how to recognize the difference between hair loss and normal hair shedding.


September: Back to School

During back-to-school season, teenagers may be self-conscious if they have oily skin or acne; I can offer advice for managing these conditions. And if younger children pick up any pests from their classmates, I can provide tips for catching head lice early.


October: Eczema

October is Eczema Awareness Month. I can provide tips for managing this condition, including how to care for babies and children with eczema.


November: National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Health Skin Month. I can provide a variety of skin care tips, including how to shave, how to use petroleum jelly to address common skin concerns, and how dermatologists care for their own skin.


December: New Year’s Resolutions

Gearing up to make a new year’s resolution? I can help by providing tips on how to stop biting your nails, or, if you’re looking to get in shape, how to avoid skin infections at the gym.


Links to additional topics will be added as they become available.