Posts tagged "broad-spectrum"

411 on SPF: New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

Google “sunscreen” and you’ll find that it has been in the news rather frequently lately: Recent media reports debating the validity of sunscreen manufacturer’s claims prompted the American Academy of Dermatology to issue a response calling sunscreen “ … an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.”

New FDA regulations aim to eliminate common sunscreen misnomers and better protect consumers from sun-induced skin damage. These regulations impose new guidelines for all…

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Skin Sense: What Factors Impact our Skin?

Sarah A. Haydel, MD; Dermatologist, Haydel Dermatology, Houma, LA.

Every day, we make decisions on behalf of our skin: How to protect it, how to care for it and how to treat it. The skin is also faced with numerous challenges, starting with external factors we encounter every day—like sun exposure and pollution—and lifestyle decisions we make that can contribute to the aging process.

The biggest way that external factors affect the skin is through the breakdown of collagen. Think of youthful skin as a hard mattress: It contains strong collagen…

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