Archive for the ‘ Suncreens and Sunburn ’ Category

Sun Damage: It’s What You Can’t See that is Bad

We all know that sun exposure does bad things to the skin.  It causes premature aging, wrinkles, brown spots and sometimes malignant cancers.  All adults and even young children have sun damage that you can’t see with the naked eye. Ultraviolet light enhances epidermal and dermal melanin and what shows up is usually enough to […]

Here Comes the Sun

Several weeks ago, the media outlets were ablaze with the sensational picture of a career truck driver with severe sun damage on his “driver’s side” of his face.  This picture shows his normal aging on his face and neck and the tremendously accelerated aging on the left side.  I guess in some countries, the aging […]

Facts on Tanning, Sun, Aging and Skin Cancer

Having a blog requires keeping it up to date and therefore most bloggers are continually looking for relevant topics.  I recently read a fantastic journal article in a journal called Dermatologic Surgery.  Tanning and Cutaneous Malignancy by Sheffif F. Ibrahim, M.D. and Mark Brown, M.D. is one of the best written and most comprehensive articles […]

Sunscreens: don’t get burnt!

Although sunscreens are important all year round, they are especially important in the summer months to protect your skin from aging and cancers. Consumer Reports reviewed 10 well known sunscreens in July 2009 and assessed UVA and UVB protection and their waterproof effectivness and had some interesting findings.  To clear up some definitions: UVA rays are penetrating rays that […]