EltaMD UV Clear — One of My Favorite Face Sunscreens: Product Review

Have you ever found a product you love so much that you used it every day and you wanted to tell all your friends and family about it? Well it definitely happened to me with my facial sunscreen. I use EltaMD’s UV Clear SPF 46 to start off every single day. How I found EltaMD UV Clear I first heard about EltaMD after attending my very first dermatology conference back in January of 2015. They were one of the exhibitors who handed out samples to the conference attendees in order to build awareness of their fabulous products. When I went […]

Photodamage and Photoaging

What are Photodamage and Photoaging? Photodamage is damage to skin or DNA caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Similarly, photoaging is the damage done to the skin from a lifetime of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation. They’re essentially interchangeable terms. I’ll use the term photodamage from now on. Ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) comes from the sun and wreaks havoc on our skin. Photodamage can manifest itself on the skin in  many ways. Dermatologists call photodamage any signs of aging caused by the sun’s rays. This can range from wrinkles and leathery texture to the development of both malignant and benign […]