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Sunblock vs. Sunscreen [2018]

Skin Care Tips Sun Damage Sunscreen UVA/UVB

Sunblock vs. Sunscreen [2018]

 The Skin Cancer Foundation strongly recommends we protect our skin with sunscreen everyday.   Skin damage from unprotected ultraviolet exposure becomes cumulative.  “Daily use of a sunscreen can reduce the cumulative effect of UV damage.  Cancer-Preventive Effects of Sunscreen.  As of 2012 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) barred the use of “sunblock” as well as claims that sunscreens are “waterproof” or “sweat-proof,” saying those terms are inaccurate. Sunscreens marked “broad spectrum” protect against both types of damaging UV radiation – UVA and UVB. Only sunscreens that pass a test that shows they protect the skin from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and...

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Green Tea Eye Compress To Reduce Puffiness And Dark Circles Under Eyes

Antioxidants Dark Circles Green Tea

Why It Works…... The  caffeine in green tea can help shrink blood vessels around your eyes, thus reducing puffiness and dark circles.  Not only does it contain valuable antioxidants, but it also has tannins.   Tannins are responsible for the tea's color and flavor; most importantly, tannins can also stimulate healthy blood circulation and help tighten and soothe skin.   Steep an organic green tea bag (do not boil them) in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Place them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until cold. Saturate two round eye pad with solution. Removing excess liquid from pads. Place pads over your closed...

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Are You Seeing White Spots?

Dark Circles Hyperpigmentation Hypopigmentation Sun Damage Sunscreen

No, not white spots before your eyes.  The white spots you’re starting to see on your arms and legs.They have a name and that name is IGH (Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis).  Don’t worry, they’re  benign.  With IGH, the white spots will usually appear on any exposed area on the body, including arms, legs, upper back, and face.   It’s believed the primary cause of IGH is the cumulated effect of unprotected sun exposure rather than age. IGH is more commonly seen in light skinned people.  But as dark skinned people age, the round white spots will appear on any unprotected exposed areas...

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PHOTOSENSITIVITY

Photosensitivity Sensitive Skin UVA/UVB

PHOTOSENSITIVITY

    Phototoxic Reaction More common Change in the skin is usually observed within minutes to hours following exposure to the offending substance photoallergic reaction Photoallergic Reaction Response is not observed for 1 - 3 days after the substance has come into contact with the body    Photosensitivity is an increased sensitivity or abnormal response of the skin to sunlight or artificial light. In particular, exposure to both UVA  and UVB rays have been seen to trigger unusual reactions of the skin in people with certain disorders or those who are taking particular medications or substances.  Redness (erythema) of the skin, similar...

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