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How to Care for Fair Skin

Learn how to take care of fair skin from dermatologist Elissa Lunder in this Howcast skin care video.


"Hi, I'm Dr. Elissa Lunder. I've been practicing dermatology at Dermatology Partners in Wellesley, Massachusetts for the past 10 years. I believe that skin care doesn't have to be complicated. With a few simple steps you can have beautiful skin. You can visit Dermatology Partners on the web at So today we're gonna talk about skin care.

People with fair skin are a lot more susceptible to skin cancer such as Basal cell, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, so people with fair skin really have to pay a lot of attention to sun protection. So if you are someone with blonde hair, blue eyed, or red head and blue eyed, you really want to go above and beyond protecting your skin. Make sure your using really good sun protection. Physical blocker sun protections like Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide are very helpful. And eeking shade when you can and seeking sun protective clothing will really help protect your skin. Fair skin is sometimes, but not always more sensitive. Fair skin can be more susceptible to Rosacea, which is a type of acne where you get flushing and pimples. So for people who have Rosacea or flush easily, you really want to avoid the triggers that cause Rosacea flares. So you want to avoid alcohol, especially red wine. You want to avoid spicy food. You want to avoid hot drinks, anything with steam, anything that will make your face flush. So people with fair or sensitive skin have to be selective about what sort of products they use on their skin. You just have to go the extra mile in terms of protecting yourself against the sun, and chemicals that you may react to. And if you have any questions, call your Dermatologist."

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