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Skin Care

What Happens When You Smoke?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around 34.2 million people living in the United States smoke. During American Heart Month, it’s important to learn the effects smoking can have on not just your health, but specifically on your heart health. Why Do People Smoke? People start smoking for a number of reasons. While most […]

What Can I Do to Take Better Care of My Skin?

National Healthy Skin Month is in November. Did you know that the skin is your body’s largest organ? During this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know why skincare is so important, as well as what steps you can take to establish a skincare routine that works for you! Why Should […]

When Should You Be Concerned About a Mole?

Our skin changes all the time, especially as we age. However, when a mole changes, it could signal a health concern. During National Healthy Skin Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know when you should be concerned about a mole on your skin. Is It Normal to Get […]

Can Psoriasis Go Away?

November is National Healthy Skin Month, which is a perfect time to discuss a common skin condition that many Americans face—psoriasis. In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 125 million people worldwide have the condition. Let’s take a close look at this skin condition that affects so many and how people with psoriasis […]

Explaining Oregon’s Shockingly High Skin Cancer Rates

With Fall beginning this week, a discussion about skin cancer seems a season too late. Yet if there’s one thing to know about skin cancer, it’s that it is always a threat, regardless of the season and regardless of where you live in the country. Nothing illustrates this more than Oregon’s disproportionately high rate of […]

Why You Should Be Wearing Sunscreen Every Day (And We Know Most of You Aren’t!)

The summer equinox, also known as the longest day of the year, was June 20, and the rest of summer is looking pretty bright. With the sun shining that much, most people will be applying more sunscreen than usual. But here at AFC Urgent Care, we know that you need just as much sunscreen on […]

Solving Your Winter Skin Problems

The weather outside is getting frightful, which must mean we’ve entered the winter season. For people with all skin types, it can be a lot more challenging to keep skin healthy and moisturized in the cold, unforgiving air outside and the dry, punishing heat inside. Your skin is your body’s first line of defense when […]