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How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 2

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One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2005. I asked if she could share her story with you. Read Part 1 here. She shares Part 2 below. Healing I followed my doctor’s directions to keep Bacitracin, an antibacterial ointment, on the incisions and keep […]

 
 

How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 1

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Sun damage and skin cancer don’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what your age, sex or race is, and it doesn’t care what you do for a living. One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2005. I asked if she could tell us her […]

 
 

What happens to your skin when you get a sunburn?

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Are you in denial about what happens to your skin when it encountered sun damage? The redness, the pain, the peeling… it’s not just a few days of discomfort. The truth is, a person’s risk for melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – doubles if she or he has had five or […]

 
 

Barbara’s mythbusting: the sun hermit

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After years in the skin care industry – creating products, developing treatments, and educating professionals from coast to coast, I’ve heard my fair share of skin care myths, lies, and old wives tales. So, I figured it’s time to bust the myths, correct the lies, and shed light on the some of crazy things I’ve […]

 
 

A burning issue

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Watching yet another heartbreaking news story on the gulf oil spill, I couldn’t help but notice that many of the TV correspondents had sunburns. It reminded me that even in this age of enlightenment about sun exposure, people make common mistakes that have devastating effects on their skin. “It’s a high SPF. I don’t need […]