sun protection

Babies in the Sun Need to be Protected

When it comes to going outside, I always preach sunscreen, hats, long sleeves, and all around sun protection. But did you know that there are specific recommendations for sun protection in babies? Like with many things, babies are more fragile. Their immune systems and bodies aren’t fully developed yet. Babies are more susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. This is because babies don’t have as much melanin in their skin as adults. Melanin is what gives skin its color. People with darker skin colors have more melanin and are more protected from the sun. Even one sunburn in […]

Research Round-Up — Sugar Packets Prevent Skin Cancer

Another Monday means another Research Round-Up! Thanks for coming back to read my morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today is a really quick post. I’m writing about one article that described an original skin cancer prevention campaign. Like I mentioned last week, I’m passionate about skin cancer prevention! I really like to give these articles the attention they deserve. Keep reading to get the full scoop. Sugar Packets With An Important Message Although this doesn’t technically count as research, a recently published article in JAMA dermatology discussed a skin cancer awareness public health campaign in Portugal. The Portuguese […]

What is a UV camera?

A UV Camera shows damage under the surface of the skin. We’ve all seen the gruesome ads sponsored by the Truth people about the long-term dangers of smoking: smokers who can only speak through special handheld devices and internal organs blackened by the tar that builds up from smoking. But these are just some of the examples I’ve seen on TV. Unfortunately, these scare tactics don’t seem to work. Dermatologists are battling a similar problem in their quest to reduce tanning behaviors, especially among young people. Scare tactics depicting possible skin cancers, oftentimes deadly melanoma, don’t seem to work. Do […]

Other Ways To Protect Skin From Sun

I’m a big fan of sunscreen for sun protection. However, sunscreen isn’t perfect and it’s still allowing some of the sun’s ray to reach your skin. Cue the other ways to protect skin from sun that are going to block close to 100% of the sun without the oily sunscreen skin. You can combine these methods for even better results. Try implementing one of these changes at a time, and reap the rewards of healthy outdoor living. Ways To Protect Skin From Sun Other Than Sunscreen Stay Indoors Move to Transylvania and adopt a sun-averse lifestyle. This may be harder […]