Posts From November, 2015

Sunscreens: What to Look For

Sunscreens remain the gold standard for photoprotection. ┬áDo you know which are safest, or ingredients to avoid? Sunscreens are rated according to their sun protection factor (SPF), mode of action (sunblocks vs. sunscreens), and absorption spectrum. Sunscreens primarily absorb the UV light whereas sunblocks, like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, reflect the UV light. A …Read More


Hyperlipidemia and Skin Disease

Perhaps you know that hyperlipidemia, or increased cholesterol and/or triglycerides, is common in the general population. What you may not know is that certain skin diseases are specifically associated with cholesterol and/or triglyceride abnormalities. A report by Dr. Kroumpouzos and colleagues that was published in the journal Archives of Dermatology indicates that patients with a …Read More