Don’t Let This Be You! Dermatoheliosis

Don’t Let This Be You!  It’s difficult to refute the effects of chronic sun exposure after seeing this image of a truck driver, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing accelerated photoaging that affects only the left side (‘driving side’) of his face. He drove trucks for 28 years without sunscreen!  Chronic sun exposure …

Water Your Skin!

With summer here, it’s important to remain hydrated. A recent study conducted by Harvard’s School of Public Health found that most children and teenagers don’t drink enough water. Water drives cellular functions, eliminate toxins, and keeps your body healthy. Dehydration can affect your mood, cause fatigue, and affect the function of your vital organs. Adequate …

Study Finds Consumers Confused About Sunscreen!

A recent study led by Dr. Roopal Kundu at Northwestern University, found that only 7% of 114 people understand the meaning and importance of the “broad-spectrum” label on sunscreens. Less than 1/4 of consumers understood that the sun protection factor (SPF) indicates protection from sunburns. Another recent study showed that few adults in the United …

Rethinking Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is an escalating public health concern that affects people in all walks of life – young, old, all races, and both genders. It is an acquired immune reaction that develops with repeated exposure to allergenic ingredients found in cosmetics. Anyone can develop ACD from skin care products, even if they have had no prior allergic reactions …