An SPF of 30 or higher, blocks 97 percent of the suns damaging rays, the primary cause of skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Those who are at risk should get regular skin checks.
Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine surveyed more than 100 people and found only 43 percent understood the definition of “sun protection factor,” or SPF.
Basically, if you’re going to enjoy the sun, you need to be careful. Tens of thousands of people die each year from too much sun.
Consumer Reports says that one-third of the sunscreens they tested did not offer the protection they promised on the label.
By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn’t meet the SPF […]
This is the time of year when many of my patients notice that they think their skin is looking older. Here’s what you can do to protect it.
In addition to wearing sun protection year round, other tips to keep skin in tip top shape include healthy eating and physical activity.
Sunscreen Reapplying Reminder isn’t a flashy app, but it does let you set reminders for yourself to take a minute to reapply.
“They’re trying to make sense for the public, to make it simple for them,” Dr. Antony Benedetto said.
Using sunblock is critical but be careful about the lotion you choose. Some may cause allergic reactions – and it may not be the lotion itself.
Having light skin, hair, and eyes increases a patient’s risk for skin cancer, as does over-exposure to ultraviolet rays at an early age.
Memorial Day is almost here and with it comes the unofficial start of the summer. Enjoy the season but exercise caution.
Sunscreen should be worn every day of the week and not just at the beach.
Sunscreen is not just for summer. KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough explains that many lotions and cosmetics provide the much-needed protection year round.