ISSUE: Summer 2011
DEPT: Beauty Kit
STORY: Anna M. Park
We all know by now that we have to protect ourselves from the sun. But there is so much confusion out there about SPF, the different types of blockers and how much to apply. So we asked cosmetic dermatologist and author Tess Mauricio, M.D., who is of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish descent, to cut to the basics.
By now, it’s a no-brainer that sun protection must accompany your trips outdoors.
People are always telling you, “Be sure to wear your sunblock!” or, “You don’t want to get sun damage!”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of adults do not apply sunscreen regularly and more than one-third of the U.S. population reported experiencing sunburn in the previous year. These are alarming statistics, especially since melanoma and sun-induced skin cancers are increasing each year.
We asked Dr. Ranella Hirsh some pressing questions for this summer’s hottest accessory.