If you’re heading to the beach for a spring vacation get-away, you might be tempted to seek shade under a beach umbrella and forego the sunscreen. But a new study says that shade from a beach umbrella provides less effective sun protection than a high-SPF sunscreen.
Follow these tips from Joan Tamburro, DO, to protect your kids’ skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as they grow.
Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A new study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label. Northwestern University researchers surveyed 114 patients at a dermatology clinic to determine what they knew and understood about sunscreen. Researchers gave the patients … Read More
One reason we all look forward to the balmier months is the ability to enjoy the sun once again. But, as we all know, the sun’s rays can be harmful. Be smart about exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.
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Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, is a year-round concern, says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD. You can be fooled by the springtime … Read More
With so many sunscreen formulas on the shelf, how do you pick? We show you how to choose wisely and use correctly.
Help is here to give you and your skin more protection against sun damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted new labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers. The new labeling gives you more complete information on how effectively that particular sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Melissa Piliang, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More
Everyone looks forward to summer. And by taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your summer lives up to your expectations. Fun in the sun Slather on the sunscreen. Anyone who spends time outdoors should use sunscreen. This includes men, women and children; people who tan easily and those who don’t; fair-skinned and … Read More