The FDA’s New Sunscreen Ruling: What Does It Mean?

You may have heard that the FDA has come out with new sunscreen guidelines today. While the changes won’t “really” take effect until June 2012, chances are that products with the new labels will start popping up at stores near you in the next 4-6 months. Read on to learn more about how things are labelled this summer and how that will be changing next year. I’ve previously covered what sunscreens are and how do…

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A Conversation about Sunscreen with Coppertone’s Dr. Elizabeth Hale

I thought this had auto-published with my Coppertone Sport review. Unfortunately, not the case. Coppertone arranged for Dr. Elizabeth Hale to answer some sunscreen questions! Dr. Hale is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU. Dr. Hale specializes in skin cancer and in particular Mohs Surgery to treat skin cancer, so you know she has a huge interest in prevention with sunscreen! What do you tell your patients about the importance of sunscreen?In general,…

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Sunscreen 101: Anti-Oxidants and Photoprotection

If you read my giant post yesterday on anti-oxidants, you likely noticed that I kept bringing up photoprotection and how anti-oxidants helped repair sun damage. So, what is all that about? Can you use anti-oxidants instead of sunscreen? Are they an adjunct? When your skin is exposed to UV radiation, free radicals are induced. They start to go around in your skin, creating their damage. Luckily for all of us, our skin has its own…

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