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Skin cancer doesn’t just hit those with fair skin; young adults with constant sun exposure at risk

SINGAPORE — They did not think skin cancer would strike them. One thought it was something that happened to older people with a genetic history, and the other thought it affected people with fair skin.



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Oncologist shares top tips to protect yourself from skin cancer

June 30, 2021

Andrea Abbott, M.D., leaves work and changes out of her lab coat to model for a photo shoot, complete with a sundress, sun hat and sunglasses. Then she takes out some sunscreen and begins slathering up.

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Sunscreen IQ: Protecting your skin and the environment

June 30, 2021

On these recent, blistering hot, sunny days, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from exposure to ultraviolet light to reduce risk of skin cancer as well as other skin damage.


Is mineral sunscreen safer than chemical sunscreen?

June 1, 2021

It's one of the most-purchased products during the summertime; sunscreen.


Benzene Sunscreen Lawsuits

June 28, 2021

Benzene is a known carcinogen that is colorless, flammable and sweet-smelling. It is both man-made during the production of synthetic fibers, medications and more, and also is natural occurring during wildfires, volcanic eruptions and is in crude oil.


Finding the right sunscreen for your family, plus other summer safety tips | Family First with FOX43

June 28, 2021

Dr. Brian Green, a pediatric dermatologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, shared his best advice on how to keep your children safe under the hot summer sun.


How To Prevent Premature Skin Ageing, According To Dr. Davin Lim

June 28, 2021

Instagram famous dermatologist, Dr. Davin Lim breaks down the causes behind premature skin ageing and what you can do to prevent it from happening


5 Dangerous Sunscreen Myths You Should Stop Believing This Summer

June 27, 2021

When the weather gets warm and the layers come off, you know that it’s time for head-to-toe sunscreen. However, a recent survey of 1,000 U.S.


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.


Experts on sunscreen dos and don'ts

June 24, 2021

Experts recommend wearing sunscreen everyday year round


Tips on Choosing and Using Sunscreen

June 24, 2021

STATEWIDE — As summer heats up and we spend more time outdoors, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a sun protection routine.


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.


Toss your expired sunscreen and opt for physical over chemical products, B.C. doctor says

June 23, 2021

Physical sunscreens create a skin barrier while chemical creams and sprays are absorbed


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.

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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.


The one vital body part you're forgetting to apply sun cream to

June 16, 2021

Do you apply your sunscreen from top to toe, or top to... ankle?
Yep, you're probably missing that spot we all forget: the feet.


Should you wear sunscreen while spending time indoors? Find out

June 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made sure that most of us spend a significant part of our days inside the comforts of our homes.


The best way to soothe sunburn if you've caught too much sun

June 13, 2021

There are a number of things you can do if you have been caught out in the soaring temperatures


Doctor discusses skin cancer dangers

June 1, 2021

The sun is shining and temperatures are on the rise — it’s time to hit area lakes, pools and water parks. It’s also time to protect yourself against skin cancer.


10 Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, Say Experts

June 12, 2021

There is no way to stop the hands of time and prevent the aging process from actually happening. However, there are a number of ways to help improve longevity and even look much younger than you are.


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.


What makes a sunscreen ‘reef-safe’?

June 12, 2021

Not all sunscreens, even environmentally-friendly ones, are created equal.


What is SPF in Sunscreen?

June 11, 2021

We’re heading into summer again soon, and I just realized something: I have no idea what the numbers mean on a bottle of sunscreen. I figure there are a few possibilities. First, does it indicate the percentage of radiation deflected off your skin?


Sunscreen vs. Sunblock: What’s the Difference?

June 11, 2021

Though plenty of people use sunblock and sunscreen interchangeably, the two terms don’t refer to the same products. The main differences have to do with what they contain and how they work.


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.


Should I wear sunscreen under a mask?

June 9, 2021

A dermatologist says sunscreen is a must, mask or not. And offers tips on how to avoid 'maskne' this summer.


Sunscreen recall: Lab urges FDA to recall batches from Neutrogena, Banana Boat and more

June 8, 2021

Pharmaceutical testing company Valisure has asked the FDA to recall 40 different lots of sun products from 10 different brands after benzene, a known carcinogen, were found in the formulas.


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.


Time to slather on your sunscreen (even on the cloudy days)

June 2, 2021

Skin damage is caused by two of the three Ultraviolet wavelengths that our sun emits. Let’s break down the three UV wavelengths and how they affect your skin.


Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in sunscreen and hand sanitisers – ‘There’s no safe level’, says public health expert

June 2, 2021

New research has revealed the presence of benzene in some sunscreens and after-sun skin soothers, a few months after it was found in hand sanitisers

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