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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
sunscreen
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 …
Suncare Sundays: Tanning Beds are Not Safer Than the Sun
Tanning Beds
by NeutrogenaMD on
Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun.1 More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning.2 Melanoma is the second most common cancer in females age 15-29.3 Tanning = DNA injury to your skin4 Skin exposed to UV radiation increases production of melanin to protect the skin from further damage. The increased melanin causing the tan color change is a si …
Patient Buzz: TikTok Skincare Trends
TikTok Skincare Trends
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
TikTok is the newest medium in which to learn skincare tips, and this month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles that provide a dermatologist’s opinion on the validity of TikTok trends. Can glycolic acid work as deodorant? Can shaving cream soothe a sunburn? Does salt water improve acne? Read about TikTok skincare trends and other dermatology news from the consumer press and be ready fo …
Suncare Sundays: UV Index Explained
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 …