5 of the Best Skin Care-Related Stories for the Week of July 19
Posted Jul 19 2009 10:05pm
Summertime tends to bring unique skin care concerns – and stories! Photo courtesy Bright .
I searched the web for some of the top skin care-related stories, so you don’t have to! Here’s a look at some of the top stories that caught my interest this week:
Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D.discusses use of chemical (i.e., avobenzone, oxybenzone, homosalate, etc.) and physical (i.e., zinc oxide, titanium dioxide) sunscreens. While Dr. Baumann acknowledges that she uses chemical sunscreens because they are “proven to work, and the health risks they pose are negligible when compared to the risk of skin cancer and other sun damage.” However, Dr. Baumann also notes that while ”parabens, phthalates and other chemicals found in [chemical] sunscreen are unlikely to cause harm in one person, but when used by many can build up in the environment and cause widespread ecological problems, such as endocrine disruption,” I found this to be extremely interesting – I had never thought of that means for risk before! Still, at any rate, the potential risk must be minimal, as Dr. Baumann notes that she still layers physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens when playing golf (a trick I also like, as UV light tends to make chemical sunscreens unstable, and so by layering physical sunscreens over them, you can not only receive the benefits of both sunscreens, but also potentially prolong the effects of the chemical sunscreen). Definitely an article worth checking out!
Revale Skin Night Cream with 1% Coffeeberry (the antioxidant with the highest ORAC score available). I usually use retinoids at night, but when I am on vacation in a sunny location, I want for my skin to be less photosensitive. Of course, I return to the retinoids as soon as I get home.