Fashion and Fiction… Decades of research and hundreds of thousands of skin cancer-related deaths have shown that there is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Followers of the fashion trends of the past endured bleeding themselves into anemia and poisoning from lead-based cosmetics and arsenic ingestion in order to obtain the palest skin possible; in the 20th century as the tan was redefined to represent health and a life of leisure rather than day labor outdoors, the same devotees began enduring blistering… Read More

The Makings of a Good Sunscreen: In terms of sunscreen, there are two main categories: physical vs. chemical types.  For those with sensitive skin, a physical sunscreen (those containing zinc or titanium as active ingredients) may be preferable to products with chemical sunscreens as the active ingredients, as the physical sunscreens are less likely to cause allergies and are also more effective. It is also important to know that there are different… Read More