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? …
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 …
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 …
by NeutrogenaMD on
Do you know what your Ultraviolet Index is today?
Ultraviolet index (UV index) is a measure of the strength of the sun’s harmful rays at a particular place and time. The higher the number, the greater the chance of sun damage.1
UV Index was developed by Canadian scientists in 1992 and standardized by the UN’s World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization in 1994. U …
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients. At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior?
Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …