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A Houston dermatologist debunks some myths about skin care

While the worst of this summer’s extreme heat may be over, you still need to think about sun exposure.


Houston dermatologist Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde of Baylor College of Medicine says people of color aren’t told to get checked for skin cancer as often as white patients.


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This won't be our last summer to experience extreme heat. That also means we may need to be ever more vigilant about protecting sensitive skin from more frequent and intense sunlight.

In the audio above, we talk with dermatologist Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde, director of the Skin of Color Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Oyerinde debunks some myths about skin care products, some of which are helpful and some of which are, well, not.

She also weighs in on supplements that claim to improve your skin tone (Dr. Oyerinde says that, by and large, they don’t). And she fields listener questions about skin cancer screening and risks, including for people of color, and about the difference between retinol and retinoids.

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde is a dermatologist and director of the Skin of Color Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.
Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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