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The Skin Intelligence

We’re committed to providing you with the latest evidence-based information and treatment for all your skin health concerns. Armed with this information, you’re empowered to be an active participant in your care.

This blog is written by Natalie Fieleke, a health journalist, and reviewed by Dr. David Fieleke, as a service to Cornerstone Dermatology patients and the community. Any specific care-related questions can be fully addressed by making an appointment.

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Fun in the Sun: A Dermatologist’s Top Kids’ Sunscreen Picks

The younger members of our families can be a little bit trickier than adults – they often have more sensitive skin or just plain have an aversion to having the white stuff rubbed all over them. But it’s a battle worth fighting. Even one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma.

Even if you have a squirmy kid, sunscreen application doesn’t have to be a struggle. Here are some of Dr. Fieleke’s favorite sunscreens that your kids will enjoy wearing.

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Dry Winter Skin Tips

With below-freezing temperatures and heaters running full-blast in our homes and cars, many of us are experiencing dry winter skin. On the surface, a change in the humidity can cosmetically make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. But dry skin is also a serious medical problem for many. In the winter, our skin can itch, flake, crack and even bleed, causing pain and discomfort as we go about the day.

Dr. David Fieleke, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Cornerstone Dermatology & Surgery group in Lee’s Summit, offers tips for preventing dry winter skin and recommends some of his favorite products for providing increased hydration.

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