| May 27, 2012
Despite the constant admonishment to use, then reapply, sunscreen every two hours, the entire product category can be confusing. Here's our cheat sheet:
Ultraviolet, or UV, light is the sun's radiation. There are three types of UV light, only two of...
| Jun 30, 2012
It's a conundrum. You want to have fun in the sun, but you don't want skin cancer or — heaven forbid! — wrinkles. Maybe you think you have it made in the shade with sunscreen. But while most sun and skin experts would advise you to slather the...
| May 14, 2010
If you're concerned about getting skin cancer (as everyone should be), you purchase skin products that contain SPF. But do your products contain a high enough SPF value to protect you from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?
| May 24, 2010
Crystal Lake's Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor) the better,...
| May 24, 2010
Crystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
| Jun 27, 2010
When it comes to sunscreens, most consumers are concerned about SPF, brand and price. Typically, they do not turn the bottles around to check out what, exactly, they are slathering on their skin, maybe because they'd be confronted with words such as...
| Apr 16, 2010
We couldn't do without the sun. It keeps us warm, fuels photosynthesis so we have spinach to eat and helps our bodies make vitamin D. We couldn't see across the street without the sun. But it also has a dark side.
Do we even dare sunbathe these days?...
| Jul 28, 2009
What to wear, how much to put on and when to put it on. It's a lot to think about.
Virginia Mason's Dr. Renata Jenkin says think about this: There are three kinds of ultra-violet rays. UV-C: which is blocked by our ozone layer.
"Which is a good thing...
| Jul 26, 2009
Will sunscreens protect me?
They can help, the FDA says. But take their label claims with a large grain of salt. The FDA has been trying since 1999 to get sunscreen makers to stop using what it calls "unsupported, absolute and/or misleading and confusing...