Setting the Record Straight About Sun Protection

Written by Ahmed Abdullah, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Sun protection, while once relatively straightforward, has become an increasingly challenging topic in recent years. Today's consumers are confronted with an often-puzzling array of product formulations, well-publicized concerns about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiencies, and conflicting information about the safety of technologies and ingredients employed in sunscreens. You could say that protecting our skin has become a bit akin to navigating a battlefield –…

Survey Says: Men Reluctant to Use Sunscreen

Written by Dr. Ananya Mandal, M.D.
A new survey claims that less than half of men use sunscreen of at least factor 15 to protect their skin from damage. The poll of 2,000 people commissioned by Cancer Research UK found 90 percent said they had suffered sunburn. But only 47 percent of men used at least SPF 15. This was compared to two thirds of women using sunscreen of at least factor…

Coral Produces Sunscreen Compounds with Potential for Human Use

Written by Christian Nordqvist Source: Medical News Today
Natural sunscreen compounds produced by coral to protect from UV rays could eventually be used for making human sunscreens, researchers from King's College London revealed. The scientists, who discovered the new natural sunscreen compounds, are uncovering the biochemical and genetic processes behind their production. They believe they will eventually be able to recreate them synthetically, leading to new types of sunscreens for human usage.

New Sunscreen Labeling Requirements

Written by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that are best for reducing the risk of skin cancer, early skin aging and helping to prevent sunburn. Under the new rule, sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet A rays (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled "Broad Spectrum." UVB rays and UVA rays both can…

A New Light on UV

Written by Tina Zillmann
Within the past 10 years there has been a new awakening for sun care. Tanned bodies and naturally high-lighted hair was the sign of beauty because it symbolized recreation and free time as the majority of jobs were indoors and pale skin was a sign of labor. My how times have changed; tanning beds are out and sunscreen is now in! As professional skin care…

December 2021

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Alexandria Professional
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc

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