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The Magic Eraser For Pigment Problems

Pigment within the skin is called melanin, and is produced by cells called melanocytes.  These cells are stimulated to produce melanin by external stimulation, with the most common stimulant being sun exposure. Elevated melanin production in...

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The Safest Way to Get Your Vitamin D Without the Sun

Many different people ask us at Maine Laser Skin Care about vitamin D, especially during the spring and summer.  Many people believe that sun exposure is the best way to get vitamin D in their system. Some of these same people even...

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

While we at Maine Laser Skin Care work daily to “Beautify Maine One Face (And Body) at a Time”, we also use our decades of expertise in skin care to monitor your skin for any abnormalities that could indicate skin cancer or...

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Out, Damned Spot!

The summer is now officially over, and many people are noticing spots on their faces and/or other sun-exposed skin areas that are not fading over time.  Sun spots, also known as age spots, are very common, but unfortunately a very...

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Get The Most Out Of Your Sunscreen

Back in a previous age, baby oil was the most common product used on the skin during the summer.  I have three younger sisters, so I know the priority that used to be placed on how much tan a person could get. Fortunately, we are more...

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Setting the Record Straight on Sunscreen

There are some misleading media reports out there about sunscreen use and, if you can believe it, its potential harms.  Reports like these, a vast majority of which are illegitimate, can lead many to wonder about whether or not they should be...

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Men Need Skin Care Too!

Most skin care products that you see advertised and on store shelves are marketed to and directed towards women.  Despite that predominant orientation, the demand from men for skin care products has been growing steadily, especially since the...

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Top Sunscreen Secrets

Even though we at Maine Laser Skin Care always advocate wearing sunscreen every day, the official onset of summer prompts us to up the ante on our skin care education.  During the summer months in the northern hemisphere, the earth is tilted...

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Summer Is Here! Protecting Your Skin is Non-Negotiable

We here at Maine Laser Skin Care preach year-round about the importance of protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.  During the summer months, as it is commonly known, when the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and...

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Indoor Tanning Danger Proved Again

A recently-published study from Norway confirmed many of our previous studies here in the U.S. about the risks of indoor tanning risks.  It also provided some additional important information. The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study enrolled...

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