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Contents tagged with UPF

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    Does Clothing Stop UV Rays?

    By: Natalie K Bell

    As someone with very fair skin, sun protection has always been a primary concern for my family and me — even if that meant sacrificing style for blockage. I recall once being outfitted in a particularly unfortunate hat with neck flap for a picnic. At the time, it felt like a sartorial injustice, but as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate my family’s dedication to my delicate skin. In fact, I’ve followed suit. When I went to Morocco a few years ago, I spent the whole time rocking long-pants and … Read More...

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    For all of you out there who love a good sunscreen as much as I do, there is new hope:  Tinosorb (bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine).  Unlike some other sunscreens, Tinosorb is highly photostable, retaining its levels of UV protection even after exposure to UV rays.  Yet, the best part of Tinosorb is that it is the most effective UV protection available for both UVA and UVB rays, according to a 2007 study published in the European journal Pharmazie.  Tinosorb's secret?  It is not … Read More...

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    Image source: Ifccenter.com There are certain rumors about skin care that sound so logical, people assume they must be true.  Unfortunately, sometimes the right answer is the one that combats common sense!  Here are five of the most common myths about summer skin care I have recently heard: 1.  SPF 100 means 100% protection. Errrt, wrong!  An SPF of 100 means that the sunscreen blocks 99.0% of UV rays.  And yes, that means an SPF of 200 is not only possible, but also would theoretically only … Read More...

  • It can't be said enough: the primary environmental factor that causes human skin aging is the sun. And even if you're not concerned about aging now, consider this: sun exposure is cumulative over time. The skin doesn't forget how much sun you've gotten, and it shows. So why sun-protective clothing and not just sunscreen? According to Dr. Leslie Baumann, director of Cosmetic Dermatology at the University of Miami, patients usually only achieve an SPF of one-third the number on the … Read More...

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