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Changes to expect as your acne heals ...
The pimples gone, but why is a mark still visible? You may notice changes to skin color and texture where once a pimple used to be.
Choosing the Right Sunscreen
There is more to sunscreens that meets the eye. Here are a few points you should keep in mind when selecting one: 1. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is not the only way to judge sunscreen. SPF gives an indication of how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from ultraviolet-B light (which causes sunburn and skin cancer. ) but tells you nothing about a sunscreen's ability to protect you from ultraviolet-A light (which causes wrinkles, and also contributes to skin cancer). If you want protection against UV-A, be sure that your sunscreen includes avobenzone (Parsol-1789), Mexoryl®, titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide
Daily UV protection
Think you don't need to wear sunscreen on a cloudy or rainy day? Not true! Eighty percent of the sun's rays can penetrate through clouds, mist and fog. Wearing sunscreen will keep you protected, rain or shine, and it will help to ward off wrinkles.
Do you have combination skin?
If you have combination skin, your face is more likely to be oily on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry on the cheeks and neck. A non-comedogenic moisturizer that contains a minimum SPF of 15 is all you need for daily use to keep your skin protected and looking its best.
Don't take chances with the sun
Make sunscreen a part of your daily routine. The minerals contained in physical sunscreens, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, work by forming a surface layer on the skin that will absorb, reflect and scatter the sun's harmful UV rays before they can penetrate into the skin itself.
Getting your vitamin D from the sun
Did you know that vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption? Although sunscreens are perhaps the most essential part of skin care, you do need exposure to the sun to enable vitamin D synthesis.
Hair can get sunburned too!
Did you know that your hair can get damaged by the sun too? UV rays affect the outer layer of the hair (the cuticle), and overexposure can result in damage to the hair shaft. The sun produces a bleaching effect on the hair cuticle, and eventually, the keratin protein (fibrous structural protein of hair and nails) breaks down.
How much sunscreen is enough?
Studies have shown that the average person uses significantly less sunscreen than the amount needed to achieve the SPF listed on the label. Don't skimp when putting it on - both in terms of quantity and frequency!
Improve the look of age spots
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure and wearing protective clothing.
It’s never too early to start sun protection
Your children should make sunscreen a part of their morning routine. Studies have shown that the regular use of a sunscreen product with an SPF of 15 or higher during childhood and adolescence can decrease the risk of certain types of skin cancer by 78%.
Melasma Prevention and Treatment
Melasma represents increased pigmentation of the facial regions that particularly affects women. It is one of the most common reasons that women seek the advice of dermatologists. Although it is one of the most frustrating conditions to treat as the “veil” of increased pigmentation descends over the face, there is a lot of good news in the fight against this rampant affliction, raising hopes that truly effective remedies are just around the corner.
Moisturizers protect your skin ...
A moisturizer can protect your skin from the elements. Think of it as a daily barrier between your skin and the air. A good moisturizing cream or lotion will not only prevent moisture loss from your skins deepest layers, but it will also protect your skin from the harsh effects of the wind, cold and sun.
Non-Comedogenic Cosmetics
You may have heard of oil free moisturizers, or non-comedogenic moisturizers. Oil free labels such as Colladerma and Nutraderm have a very thin consistency, and have been proven to be oil-free.
Protect your eyes from the sun ...
Donot forget your sunglasses! Long-term sun exposure can lead to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Sunglasses can play an essential part in maintaining proper eye care.
Protect your skin from the sun
Applying a moisturizer with sunscreen every morning is the most important step that you can take to protect your skin. You may not see the results immediately, but your skin will thank you in years to come.
Skin cancer risk factors ...
You are at higher risk for developing skin cancer if you live in a sunny environment year-round, have experienced many bad sunburns, are fair-skinned, have an abundance of moles or freckles, or if you have a family history of skin cancer.
Skin care that’s simple is best!
The most effective skin care regimen should be simple and basic. Cleanse twice-daily - once in the morning to remove any oily build-up and reinvigorate your skin, and a second time at the end of the day to eliminate the accumulation of makeup, oil, daily grime and pollutants.
Starting to see age spots?
You can help to prevent age spots by regularly using sunscreens before the age of 40, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, and wearing protective clothing and hats.
Stop the spots!
You can help to prevent age spots by using sunscreen before the age of 40, avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing.
Sun Care Tips and Facts---Protect Your Skin
It's summer! That means vacation, beaches, tennis and of course sun shine. Although we get Vitamin D from the sun, it is thought that you really don't need more than minutes of sunshine a week in order to get the required amount. Unfortunately there really is no such thing as a safe tan. So protect yourself and your family members with the following tips on sun care.
Sun damage prevention ...
Actinic keratoses (aka solar keratoses) are small, rough or scaly patches of skin that are mainly caused by sun exposure. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 of these precancerous lesions turn into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, which is generally not serious if treated early.
Sunlight Can Help Your Psoriasis
UVB light from exposure to sunlight can help your psoriasis condition. This light causes the skin to burn, and its this effect that has the side benefit of healing psoriasis.
Sunscreen and Sunburn FAQ
While some experts believe that frequent application during sun exposure is beneficial, some experiments have shown that a single application of sunscreen will suffice for the day.
Sunscreen Facts
Sun avoidance and the use of regular sunscreens are widely promoted these days by individuals and organizations interested in cancer prevention, and this message is widely heard by the public. Yet, a majority of people
Sunscreen making you look pale?...
Sunscreens that contain titanium or zinc provide blockage but yet they can make your skin look extra pale or even white. Try using SPF products rich in moisturizers for sun protection without the chalky look.
The Effects of Ultraviolet Light
The skin has evolved to protect us from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. Sunscreens were first developed to prevent sunburns by blocking UVB; they allowed us to prolong our time in the sun, but that resulted in increased exposure to UVA. Modern sunscreens attempt to block the whole spectrum of UV light, so are called broad spectrum. Not all so-called broad spectrum sunscreens protect skin from the whole range of UVA.
The proven benefits of daily sunscreen use
A recent study looked at what happened when women applied sunscreen for 3 out of 4 days instead of daily. Those who didn't apply sunscreen everyday had skin changes that were visible under a microscope - changes that over time translated into fine lines, brown spots and uneven skin tone.
Want to improve the look of lines around your eyes?
You can minimize the likelihood of developing wrinkles around your eyes by applying sunscreen (but remember, not too close to the eyes) and wearing protective eyewear, such as wrap-around sunglasses.
Wanting to camouflage acne?
If you're using cosmetics to cover up your acne, make sure you're not using products (such as oil-based foundations) that can actually make your acne worse. Products labeled as non-comedogenic usually won’t clog pores and tend to not cause acne breakouts.
Wash your hands after applying sunscreen ...
Sunscreen can irritate your eyes! To reduce the chance of inadvertently transferring sunscreen to your eyes, always remember to wash your hands well after applying sunscreen. Concentrate the cleansing on the palms, and try not to wash off sunscreen on the back of your hands since these areas are prone to greater sun exposure.
What determines how your skin ages?
Although exercise is vital for maintaining your health and skin, it won't change the structure of your skin as you age.
Winter lip care is a must!
Ladies, did you know that wearing lipstick not only cosmetically enhances your lips, but it also gives you protection against lip cancer? Most men don’t use any form of lip care, consequently, the incidence rate of lip cancer is higher for males than females.