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Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Learn about skin conditions, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.


Sun Awareness WeekMay 13 to May 19, 2019

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Our recognition programs identify skin care, sunscreen, and eye protection products that meet medical expert standards to help guide consumers in selecting healthy and effective options for themselves and their families.For a list of all CDA Recognized products click one of the categories below.

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Protect Yourself from the Sun

Sun protection is easy and should be a part of an everyday healthy lifestyle. Follow these steps to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun.

The Canadian Dermatology Association supports the use of sunscreen as an effective and safe means to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays.  There is strong scientific evidence of the adverse effects of UV exposure in contrast to the hypothetical negative effects of sunscreen on your health. Seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and sunglasses, and using a broad spectrum sunscreen all help in providing safe sun protection.

Skin Conditions

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Learn about skin conditions, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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Acne is the most common skin care problem seen by doctors. It occurs when pores become clogged by a combination of an oily substance produced by the skin called sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells.


Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, causing redness, itching, swelling, and sometimes fluid-filled bumps. It is also known as dermatitis.


Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that defines individuals who sweat more than normal.


Photoaging is premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) primarily from the sun, but also from artificial UV sources.


Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition that involves red elevated patches and flaking silvery scales.


Symptoms can vary from one person to another, and there is no predicting severity. There is no known cure for rosacea, although it can be managed with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are growths with differing causes and varying degrees of malignancy.

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Together with you we need to push ahead with improving dermatological access in rural communities and better serve our patients with the highest standard of care across Canada. Join our growing community of certified dermatologists today.

Neil H. Shear, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCDA
President, Canadian Dermatology Association

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