Controversies in Sunscreens
Vitamin D So it turns out that UVB converts vitamin D to its active form in the skin. Completely blocking UVB with sunscreen, then, will reduce your activated vitamin D, resulting in reduced calcium absorption and weakening bones. Fortunately, most of us are not slathering on the stuff, so we probably don’t need to...READ MORE
When Do I Need Sunscreen?
If you choose to wear sunscreen, it’s especially helpful when used prior to exposure to ultraviolet light at its highest intensity (between 10 AM and 2 PM). If your goal is to prevent photo-aging, we usually recommend applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning before leaving the house. And again, it’s important to apply more...READ MORE
Who Needs Sunscreen?
Anyone who finds themself on the following list would likely benefit from wearing sunscreen: Those who sunburn (the faster it takes to burn, the more the benefit) Those who work outdoors Those who would like to maintain youthful skin, free of wrinkles and uneven pigment Those who would like to avoid developing a skin...READ MORE