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Preventing skin problems

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How to test a skin care product

Before you add a skin care product to your routine, dermatologists recommend testing it. Here are the steps to follow.

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12 summer skin problems you can prevent

An itchy rash or sunburned skin can quickly sideline summer fun. You can help keep your days carefree and easygoing by learning how to prevent these summer skin problems.

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How to prevent common skin infections at the gym

While working out has many benefits, germs can thrive at the gym. To help prevent skin infections at the gym, follow these tips.

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How to prevent skin conditions in athletes

Athletes are at an increased risk of skin infections, which can have serious consequences. To help prevent infections, athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers can follow these tips from dermatologists.

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How to prevent skin problems while gardening

Skin problems caused by gardening are common, but these tips from dermatologists can help you prevent many rashes, wounds, and other problems.

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When to toss makeup and sunscreen

Old makeup and expired sunscreen can irritate your skin or cause a skin infection. To prevent these skin problems, see what two board-certified dermatologists recommend.