May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and efforts are being made across the board to educate and take proactive steps to prevent the most common type of cancer. With sun exposure being the primary cause of skin cancer, accounting for over 90% of cases, there is a need to highlight the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) […]
Preserving skin health and preventing skin cancer require year-round diligence. Some patients may believe that the colder months are a time to let down their guard surrounding skin protection, but this time of year presents different, possibly greater, reasons to stay vigilant. Although most people equate hot temperatures with sun strength, several factors actually make […]
Routine use of sunscreen is widely promoted as a beneficial skin health practice for the prevention of sun damage, reduction of skin cancer risk, and minimization of premature aging symptoms. Although commercially available over-the-counter sunscreen products are widely used by the population, little is known about the systemic exposure associated with some of their active […]
The FDA has approved several active sunscreen ingredients; however, various concerns have left many searching for natural alternatives.
With over 5 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, skin cancer qualifies as not only one of the most common cancers—but also one of the most preventable. Statistics indicate that approximately 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers, and 85% of melanoma cases, are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation […]