By: Terry Graedon July 17, 2017 0 Comments
    How Can You Protect Your Nose from Sunburn?

    People who work or play outside in the summertime have to take steps to protect themselves from sunburn. When possible, people should stay out of the sun in the middle of the day when the rays are mos…

    By: Terry Graedon July 13, 2017 3 Comments
    Should You Take Vitamin D for Your Sunburn?

    What do you do for a sunburn? Most people just suffer for several days, although some have favorite home remedies such as Listerine, Greek yogurt or green tea. Some research suggests that a diet rich…

    By: Terry Graedon August 1, 2016 2 Comments
    How to Soothe Sunburn with Greek Yogurt

    In an ideal world, nobody would ever get a sunburn. We would all exercise prudence and slather on sunscreen if we were going to be outside for any length of time. We would stay inside or under cover i…

    By: Joe Graedon August 3, 2015 3 Comments
    Finding Sunscreens That Don’t Make You Itc…

    Dermatologists frequently remind us that applying sunscreen should be part of our daily routine, just like washing our hands or brushing our teeth. That's the best way to protect the skin both from su…

    By: Joe Graedon June 18, 2015 9 Comments
    You Could Be Risking Bad Sunburns If You Are Tak…

    Forty years ago baby boomers enjoyed soaking up the sun's rays and admiring their golden tans. Today, they are spending more time with dermatologists and plastic surgeons trying to undo the damage. Ag…

    By: Joe Graedon June 1, 2015 6 Comments
    Will Using Sunscreen Lead to Vitamin D Deficienc…

    Sunscreens are big business. Americans spend well over $8 billion a year slathering on creams, lotions and gels to protect themselves from sunburns. People have gotten the message that exposure to the…

    By: Terry Graedon August 5, 2013 3 Comments
    Does Chocolate Prevent Sunburn?

    Q. I've recently read that dark chocolate can help the skin resist the ultraviolet rays of the sun due to its antioxidant qualities. Is that really true? A. You would need to consume high-flavanol (an…

    By: Terry Graedon August 1, 2013 9 Comments
    Drugs That Increase Sun Sensitivity and Skin Can…

    Are you looking forward spending some time outside during the summer. Maybe you have a beach vacation planned. Or perhaps you will be doing some walking outdoors. If you are a golfer or a tennis playe…

    By: Joe Graedon May 31, 2012 4 Comments
    Seeking Hormone-Free Sunscreen

    Q. I recently read that some sunscreens contain hormones that can interfere with young children. I am an avid user of sunscreen for me and my children and it concerns me about my 9-year-old daughter. …

    By: Terry Graedon May 26, 2011 0 Comments
    Consumer Groups Critical of Sunscreen Choices

    Buying sunscreen has become more complicated. Two nonprofit health organizations have rated a variety of sunscreens. Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group both find that many sunscreens…

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2011 1 Comments
    Lycopene Reduces Ultraviolet Skin Damage

    What you eat may reduce your risk of sunburn. Scientists at the University of Manchester investigated the power of lycopene in tomato paste to reduce skin reddening from ultraviolet exposure. Twenty h…

    By: Joe Graedon June 30, 2008 1 Comments
    Will Diaper Ointment Protect Horse’s Muzzl…

    Q. I've been advised to use diaper rash ointment containing zinc oxide to keep my horse's muzzle from getting sunburned while he's grazing. I've been wondering if this would also work to keep me from …

    By: Terry Graedon April 24, 2006 0 Comments
    Do Sunscreens Create a False Sense of Security?

    Do sunscreens create a false illusion of safety? A new lawsuit charges that many sunscreen manufacturers are misleading Americans into thinking that their products can protect people from sun damage. …