Why You Don’t Want to Get Sunburned!

Sunburns kill some of your skin cells and damage the DNA of many other cells, both of which set the stage for skin cancers later. Sunburns damage the pigment-making cells (melanocytes), which causes blotchy brown spots eventually. Sunburns also injure some of the superficial blood vessels causing them to enlarge over time.  That’s what makes some of us look red after lots of sun exposure.  And finally, they just plain hurt and can ruin your vacation!

See Dr. Irwin’s Sunscreen Recommendations

See Dr. Irwin’s New Article on Leg Veins in Summer

See Dr. Irwin’s TV Appearance on July 20 on Skin Care Products and Info

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin. I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skin care advocate.

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One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes! I have handpicked some of what I consider to be the best skin care products, and offer them for sale on SkinTour's shop. This is based on my team and I's testing and research at our clinic. Many of the products are in my own regimen. What could be better than using skin care products a dermatologist uses?!