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Get expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair, and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits.

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How to trim your nails

Nail grooming is a simple yet important self-care routine. Not only do short, well-manicured nails look great, they are also less likely to harbor dirt and bacteria, which can lead to an infection. To properly trim your nails, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

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Ask a Dermatologist

Ask a board-certified dermatologist your burning question. It's free. If your question is selected, you'll find a video of a board-certified dermatologist answering your question on the AAD website.

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Why see a board-certified dermatologist?

Learn why it's important to see a board-certified dermatologist and how to find one near you!

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Find a free skin cancer screening

When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Use this interactive map tool to help find a free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening near you.

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Take the first step to end skin cancer

Support skin cancer education and prevention with a fundraising hike. Join one of our scheduled hikes today, or start a hike in your area!

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Sign-up to receive our free public education e-newsletter which provides skin-care tips from leading dermatologists.

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