Tag Archives: UVB

Myths about sun exposure

We all know that sun exposure is the greatest risk factor associated in the development of skin cancer. There are also some very common misconceptions about sun exposure. We take a look at a few of these below. Myth: Achieving … Continue reading

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Brand new guidelines announced for sunscreens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today its new guidelines for sunscreens. The guidelines, which won’t be final until 2012, include: “Broad spectrum” sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Only broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF … Continue reading

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The difference between UVA and UVB rays

UVA Rays UVA rays are long wave solar rays. While they have less energy than UVB rays, they can penetrate the deepest layers of skin and cause damage such as wrinkles and age spots. The cumulative damage of UVA rays … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

As spring temperatures start their upward climb toward the hot days of summer, a lot of people are already dreaming about sun-filled days at the beach. Sun-kissed skin looks healthy, but behind the glow, UV rays are wreaking havoc on … Continue reading

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