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Skincare Mondays | Could a week-long beach vacation equal half a year’s sun exposure?
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by NeutrogenaMD on
Could a week-long beach vacation equal half a year’s sun exposure? Americans make more than 400 million visits to the beach every year.1 Studies show UV exposure during vacations makes up to 50% of an individual’s total annual UV exposure.2-6 High-solar-intensity beach settings put patients at risk of UV over-exposure that can lead to acute and chronic health consequences i …
Skincare Mondays | Diversity Under the Sun
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Suncare is important for every skin tone. The risk of sunburn correlates with skin tone - not ethnicity. Sunburn experiences differ across ethnicities. An online survey of 3,597 adults who identified as White, Black, Hispanic and Asian showed sunburns occur across all ethnicities - even the darkest skin tones, but the experience is very different.1 Those who identified as White reported “ski …
Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
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by Blair Allais, MD on
During the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, Dr. Maritza Perez opened her lecture by sharing her goal: to assess what is known about skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, who commissioned a workforce to look into this subject. What is known about the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas in people of color? …
Suncare Sundays: Suncare is Important for Every Skin Tone
Suncare for every skin tone
by NeutrogenaMD on
Suncare is important for every skin tone. The risk of sunburn and skin cancer correlate with skin type – not ethnicity.1 Ethnicity does not confer skin type. Our population is changing rapidly, and within the next few decades minority populations will become the majority.1,2 African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Middle Easterners, Asian Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, or individuals …
Counseling Patients on Sunscreen Safety
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by Allison Sit on
Several media outlets have covered benzene contamination in certain sunscreens, and Johnson & Johnson recently announced a recall of certain sunscreens due to benzene contamination. Should patients be concerned about the safety of the sunscreens they use, and how should dermatologists answer questions about sunscreen safety? I consulted two expert dermatologists: Dr. Amy McMichael, pr …