Your Skin Needs UV Ray Protection, Inside and Out

When you’re out enjoying the sunshine, you probably don’t realize what’s going on deep within your skin. The ultraviolet radiation that penetrates your skin’s cells in the form of long-wave A rays and short-wave B rays is invisible to you, because they’re both shorter than visible light. However, you can eventually see the effects they manifest. Continue reading →

Sun Protection for Youthful Skin

Dermatologists have long advised the use of sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage and indicate the importance of wearing it daily (see here and here). Now, a new study offers even more undeniable reason to slather on the protecting lotion every day—to help preserve our skin's youthful glow. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, is the first of its kind done in humans to show sunscreen's actual effect on the appearance of skin over time. The study involved 900 Continue reading →

Skin and UV Safety

Trainer: Scientific Advisory Board Member Patrick Bitter, MD Summer is upon us and that means UV safety is more important than ever. Our UV Safety Month guest is Dr. Bitter, who’ll discuss the importance of using the right sunscreen, Isa SunGuard™, to guard against the sun’s powerful rays. [podcast][/podcast] Continue reading →

EWG: Mineral Sunscreens Best for Consumers

Mineral-based sunscreens lead the way in consumer safety and sun protection, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG fills the void when governing bodies aren't willing to set substantial recommendations and regulations on sunscreen ingredients and their effectiveness. According to their newest report, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are key ingredients that provide the most UV protection without any threats of toxicity. "Unlike other common sunscreen chemicals, zinc Continue reading →