- January 1st, 2015
Don’t pack away the sunblock with your swimsuit and other summer accessories: Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s.3 Tips for Preventing, Minimizing, and Repairing Sun DamageBy Adam J. Scheiner, MD
- July 1st, 2014
- May 1st, 2014
Sizzle. Scorch. Seethe. These are just a few of the many words we use when our skin burns from the sun’s rays. Although most people are trying to get a tan, those UV rays are actually damaging skin cells. That damage can lead to premature aging, a weakened immune system, and, worse, skin cancer.Seven tips for the ultimate skin protectionBy Amy Vergin
- May 1st, 2014
A recent study took fifty 11th grade students and put them into groups. They then showed one of two educational videos. One talked about melanoma while the other explained premature aging from lack of sunscreen. Within six weeks after the viewing, students that saw the premature aging video applied sunblock three times as often as the other study group.
- May 1st, 2014
The UVB radiation is becoming stronger as we inch closer to summer, so we need to find ways to care for our skin after we’ve been out in the sun. That’s where the African ingredient Kalahari oil comes in. Kalahari oil comes from a watermelon seed and has been long used by South Africans as a moisturizer and protectant from the sun.
- March 1st, 2014
It’s springtime and that means spring break! Many spring break destinations are somewhere tropical or snowy. In either situation, it’s important to use your sunscreen. You can get burned no matter the temperature. So suit up (ski or swim—your choice) and take these tips with you.
- January 1st, 2014
>> Put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going outdoors.
>> When selecting a sunscreen, choose a product that has an SPF of 30 or greater with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection.
>> Make sunscreen a part of your ski-gear bag so you always have it with you.
- November 1st, 2013
Due to the myriad of photos now being posted online, more people than ever are undergoing cosmetic procedures. Requests for surgery as a result of social media photo sharing rose 31 percent in 2012 according to a report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Do you look your best on social media?By Rick Noodleman, MD, and Arlene Noodleman, MD
- 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