Latest Sun Protection Articles

Waterproof Sunscreen: Real or Fake News?

Everyone uses the word "waterproof" sunscreen. Is this a real thing? Quick read where we simplify how to find the best sunscreens for the water.

Simran Singh SandhuJuly 22nd 2018
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Nano vs Non-Nano Zinc: Which Is Better?

Zinc nanoparticles are used widely in sunscreens. Read about the safety of nano vs non-nano and see a list of sunscreens with non-nano Zinc.

Alexa HerzigJuly 19th 2018
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SPF Is Important But Don't Skip This Factor i...

There are various ways to find UVA protection. Learn what sunscreen ingredients and UVA blockers to look for.

Adrianne PanJuly 15th 2018
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Do Sun Umbrellas Provide Enough UV Protection...

The shade is your friend when avoiding the sun. But how good are sun umbrellas in protecting you? Learn about the science of shade and sunlight.

Simran Singh SandhuJuly 14th 2018
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Here is One Surprising Fact About UV Light an...

UV light has both benefits and health risks. Here is one fact about UV rays that you need to know and why sun protection is key.

Liz RosenJuly 13th 2018
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Newest Sunscreen Trend: Double Application

Doubling up on sunscreen is the latest trend in sun protection. Learn what a double layer of sunscreen can do for your skin.

Tammy WuJuly 8th 2018
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5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Guide You to a...

A simplified step-by-step guide from skin experts for choosing the best sunscreen. We bet you haven't heard some of the advice in here!

Emerald CurryJuly 2nd 2018
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What Is Caffeinated Sunscreen?

What is caffeinated sunscreen and why do I need it? Caffeinated sunscreen may be the newest product to add to your skin care routine.

Caitlyn DagenetJuly 1st 2018
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What Colors Are The Best for Sun Protective C...

Learn the best colors for sun protection clothing. Colors can reflect the sun and heat differently. Find out what is best for your skin.

Ariel MaroonMay 22nd 2018
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Fun Ways to Protect Your Face from the Sun

Sunscreen in makeup makes it easier to protect your face from the sun. Learn more about makeup with SPF.

Lisa TranMay 21st 2018
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Is Rosacea Genetic?

Does rosacea run in your family? Are you worried that Rosacea is genetic? Find out the causes and triggers of rosacea and how to best treat your rosacea.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASApril 15th 2018
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Does Chlorine Break Down Sunscreen?

The chlorine in pools can break down sunscreen. Find out which sunscreen ingredients can break down when exposed to chlorine. Protect your skin in chlorine.  

Janice LeungFebruary 5th 2018
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What You May Not Know About Polarized Glasses

Polarized sunglasses are known for reducing sun glare and harmful light. Learn how polarized lenses protect your eyes.

Janice LeungJanuary 30th 2018
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What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants can defend against damaging free radicals and premature aging. Antioxidants are substances that are known to neutralize free radicals within the body. Antioxidants can reduce and possibly reverse the damage caused by oxidation.

Jason Derico, NDSeptember 11th 2017
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5 Nutritional Supplements for Sun Protection

Some supplements can be used for sun protection. Learn which sun supplements you can eat or take for UV protection. 

Stephanie WongSeptember 5th 2017
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​Eight Unexpected Ways in How Running Can Aff...

Running affects the skin in various ways. Here are some ways to protect your skin during a run. Sun protection is important for outdoor activities. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 29th 2017
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The Broad Effects of Sunlight and Sun Exposur...

Sunlight has both benefits and dangers for the skin. Learn how UV light affects the skin and how it can be used to benefit the skin safely.

Alexander ArringtonAugust 10th 2017
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If I Have Dark Skin Do I Really Need Sunscree...

Sunscreen is very important for people with darker skin. Even with the darker pigment and higher amounts of melatonin darker skin is susceptible prevent cancer. Skin sun damage leads to skin cancer.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 31st 2017
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Antioxidant Packed Teas for Sun Fun

Goji berry and chrysanthemum tea is packed with antioxidants that are great for sun protection. Learn how Chinese herbs can be used to prevent skin damage.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 19th 2017
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Your Guide to Sunscreens, Sun Protective Clot...

Keep your skin safe from the sun with sun protectant sun clothing and sunscreen. UV protection clothing can keep you safe.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJune 14th 2017
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Vitamin D from the Sun Versus the Diet

Vitamin D brings many nutrients to the body. One can get Vitamin D from the sun or from their diet, but which source is better for you, your health, and your skin?

Anna PleetMay 2nd 2017
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Field Therapy for Actinic Keratoses (Precance...

Field therapy can be used for actinic keratosis treatment. Learn about the use of topical creams for actinic keratosis treatment.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 20th 2017
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Why Does Rosacea Make My Skin So Sensitive?

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the face that is divided into four different subgroups. Two of the common subgroups are associated with dry and sensitive facial skin. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 7th 2017
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What's The Deal with Nanoparticles in Sunscre...

A common broad-spectrum ingredient in sunscreen are the physical blockers like zinc oxide. The development of “nanoparticle” sunscreen formulas has led to sunscreens that appear transparent and blend easily. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDNovember 9th 2016
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Can Chocolate Prevent Sunburns?

Are you looking for sunburn relief? Find out how chocolate stacks up for sun protection

Ramses DelgadilloOctober 18th 2016
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Run Safe: Tips to Avoid Skin Damage

When running it is important to protect your skin from sun damage. Remembering to wear sunscreen will keep your skin safe while running

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 15th 2016
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Outdoor Activities Affect Our Skin

Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Here are some sun protection tips for safety in outdoor activities.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 31st 2016
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Sports Related Skin Conditions

While playing sports skin infections are possible to contract from contact with other athletes. Bacterial infections and fungal infections are prevalent in athletes

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 25th 2016
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What Makes My Face Red?

Facial redness is complicated. On one hand it can lead to a healthy appearance, while on the other hand, it can be a source of embarrassment.

Dermveda Content TeamAugust 10th 2016
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Is Rosacea Caused by Demodex Mite Overgrowth?

The cause of rosacea is not certain but DF mites may play a big role. Skin with sosacea may have larger numbers of DF mites

Vivian Shi, MD July 26th 2016
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Sunlight and Rosacea

If you have Rosacea it is important to understand treatments and the effects of sunlight on Rosacea. Sunlight can worsen the redness of Rosacea

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 25th 2016
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Ultraviolet Protection Factor Clothing

Ultraviolet rays are dangerous to your skin. Learn how sun protective clothing is an innovative way to protect your skin from the dangerous rays of the sun. 

Keira Barr, MDJune 30th 2016
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