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Are you suffering with sunburn? Norfolk doctor gives her advice
26 June, 2021
Many of us will have been out enjoying the sunshine recently. But when you're enjoying a carefree day at the beach or in the park, it's easy to forget about protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. We find out why sunscreen is so important - and how to treat sunburn.
What Is Going on With Sunscreen Right Now?
June 24, 2021
Concerns about sunscreen safety, many entirely unfounded, continue to bubble up. The latest are stemming from a study by Valisure, an independent, for-profit pharmacy and research testing lab, that found benzene, a carcinogen, in 78 of nearly 300 sunscreen samples tested.
Do you really know how sunscreen works?
June 23, 2021
One of the main reasons people move to Los Angeles is that big shiny thing in the sky. Sorry, we don't have that in England. What's it called again? Oh yeah, that's right, the sun! And it certainly feels good on your skin, but I bet like me, you're curious to know how that stuff we slop on our skin — sunscreen — actually works?
Petition: Ban Sunscreen Ingredients that Kill Coral Reefs and Ocean Creatures!
June 23, 2021
Reefs are beautiful ecosystems that thousands of species of animals rely on for food and shelter! They are also helpful to humans in the face of severe weather as they can act as buffers against waves, storms, floods, and other similar natural disasters. Without them, many coastal communities would be at risk of property damage and even death.
The best lip sunscreen 2021
June 17, 2021
It’s no secret that we need to protect ourselves when spending time in the sun, and that extends to our lips. Because the skin on our lips is fragile and has very little melanin, it has minimal inherent protection on its own and is more prone to sun damage than many other parts of our body.
UNF professor shares sunscreen advice
June 16, 2021
JACKSONVILLE – Dr. Julie Merten, University of North Florida associate professor of public health, studies a hot topic especially during the summer – wearing sunscreen. Merten is the chair of the Skin Cancer Prevention Task Force in Northeast Florida, working to reduce skin cancer through advocacy, policy and education efforts. She has done extensive research on sunscreen and minimizing skin cancer risks.
Sunscreen is still a must, even if you’re wearing a mask, dermatologists say
June 16, 2021
(WYTV) – Dermatologists can be stubborn. They’ll tell you sunscreen is a must, whether you’re wearing a mask outside or not.
Here’s their advice — apply sunscreen to your entire face first, then put on your mask. That way, your whole face is protected.
What is benzene doing in sunscreens?
June 16, 2021
Choosing a safe sunscreen just became more challenging. A few weeks ago, we alerted readers to the Food and Drug Administration’s research showing that sunscreen ingredients are absorbed through the skin. Some of the chemicals used to protect people from sunburn have hormone disrupting activity.
Foundation to distribute sunscreen dispensers across Luxembourg this summer
June 12, 2021
Especially during the warmer months, the risk of skin cancer can be reduced through a series of measures. When finding a shady area under a tree or cooling down in fountains, it is advised to wear a hat to protect oneself from the strong UV rays. Most importantly, the sun should be avoided between 11 am and 4 pm.
Myths vs. Facts: Do People of Color Need Sunscreen & Sun Protection?
June 10, 2021
Hit the beach with your pale-skinned friends, and they’ll likely want to slather on some sunscreen before beachcombing and body surfing. For your friends of color, however, sunscreen may never make it out of the beach bag.
Sunscreen facts you may not have known
June 9, 2021
Even though the average American only spends about seven percent of their entire life outdoors, the way that time is spent is crucial. We all know that drinking too much alcohol out in the sun can cause dehydration, but did you know drinking too much lime juice can cause a reaction called “margarita dermatitis?” Did you know that when you get a sunburn, UV radiation is actually mutating your DNA? There are also some things you may not know about your sunscreen.
Benzene Sunscreen Recall 2021: Things to Know & Why Consumers Are Concerned
June 7, 2021
Sunscreen is a vital product that can protect your skin from prolonged UV exposure and help reduce your risk of and other types of skin damage. Many experts recommend the daily use of SPF sunscreen but the discovery of contaminated products has some consumers concerned.
Carcinogen found in some popular sunscreens and after-sun products including Neutrogena, tests show
June 5, 2021
Traces of a chemical tied to blood cancers including leukemia have been detected in dozens of popular sunscreens and after-sun products, according to tests conducted by online pharmacy and lab Valisure.
New Study: Methylene Blue Could Work as Effective Sunscreen
June 2, 2021
A new US study published in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports found that Methylene Blue has proven effective in protecting from UV irradiation as well as being safe for coral reefs, providing an alternative solution to protecting human skin and the environment.