- March 1st, 2013
Many people don’t realize they are at risk for skin cancer in the winter, especially if they are around snow or at a higher elevation. Professional skier and three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso is serving as a SPOTlighter with the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer initiative, helping get the word out about skin cancer prevention and detection.
- June 1st, 2012
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It serves to protect your internal organs; houses nerve endings that provide sensation; regulates heat; controls evaporation; stores liquids; and absorbs oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. When the sun’s ultraviolet rays shine on this sensitive organ too long, bad things can happen.Protecting your skin is important for more than one reason. Whether the motive is vanity, health, or a combination of the two, looking after your skin should be a priority as sun damage is a serious risk to the unprotected.By Cara Lucas
- July 27th, 2011
Foods rich in antioxidants have the ability to prevent and heal cellular damage caused from ultraviolet rays. Here are a few of the major players in the game:Foods rich in antioxidants have the ability to prevent and heal cellular damage caused from ultraviolet rays.By Cara Lucas
- February 1st, 2011
A general rule. Spending 3 to 15 minutes outdoors for light-skinned individuals and 15 to 30 minutes outdoors for darker skin tones in midday, unobstructed sun with 40 percent of your skin exposed will provide most people with a protective vitamin D level (up to 50,000 IU of Vitamin D in the next 24 hours). The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) however, is only 200 to 600 IU of vitamin D per day.By Craig Gustafson