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Skin Care Tips — UVA/UVB

Everyone Should Wear Sunscreen

Skin Care Tips Sun Damage Sunscreen UVA/UVB

Everyone Should Wear Sunscreen

Reprint:  28 July 2016  American Academy of Dermatology Study shows poor skin cancer survival in patients with skin of color Dermatologist urges everyone to be aware of their risk and take steps toward prevention, detection —SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 28, 2016) — Because Caucasians have a higher skin cancer risk than the general population, people with skin of color may believe that they don’t need to be concerned about this disease — but new research reveals this to be a dangerous misconception. According to a study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on July 28, although melanoma...

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Anti-aging Steps To Minimizing Wrinkles

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The most important thing is to take care of your skin before changes start to take place.   The cause of lines around the mouth is typically a combination of sun exposure and years of movement.    An estimated 80% of visible facial aging is due to chronic UV exposure.Topical antiaging treatments are more effective for fine lines.To reduce the appearance of the fine mouth lines you already have,  Dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz, MD ,  recommended applying a daily moisturizer and hydrating products to the area to “puff up” the skin to help replace some of the volume lost from collagen damage.   Next, use...

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How To Prepare Your Skin For The Summer

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How To Prepare Your Skin For The Summer

Spring has finally sprung.  Warm, summer days bring an increase of outside activity and more skin exposure  to the sun’s rays.  I know you remember how important it is to wear sunscreen, so I won’t preach to you this time.  Just in case you forgot, here’s your reminder.   Now that the warm weather is here, it’s time to bring out the trendy summer outfit you’ve been saving.  Your recent pedicure looks good in your sandals.  But there is something wrong.  Your skin doesn’t have a  springtime radiant glow.  If fact, your skin has a dull lackluster look.    You don’t use harsh...

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Sunblock vs. Sunscreen [2018]

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Sunblock vs. Sunscreen [2018]

As of 2012 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) barred the use of “sunblock” as well as claims that sunscreens are “waterproof” or “sweat-proof,” saying those terms are inaccurate. Sunscreens marked “broad spectrum” protect against both types of damaging UV radiation – UVA and UVB. Only sunscreens that pass a test that shows they protect the skin from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays will be allowed to be labeled “broad spectrum,” and only those that also have a sun-protection factor (SPF) rating of at least 15 can advertise they protect against sunburn, wrinkles and cancer. To get...

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PHOTOSENSITIVITY

Photosensitivity Sensitive Skin UVA/UVB

PHOTOSENSITIVITY

    Phototoxic Reaction More common Change in the skin is usually observed within minutes to hours following exposure to the offending substance photoallergic reaction Photoallergic Reaction Response is not observed for 1 - 3 days after the substance has come into contact with the body    Photosensitivity is an increased sensitivity or abnormal response of the skin to sunlight or artificial light. In particular, exposure to both UVA  and UVB rays have been seen to trigger unusual reactions of the skin in people with certain disorders or those who are taking particular medications or substances.  Redness (erythema) of the skin, similar...

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