When sunscreen expires, that means the active ingredients that protect against UV light are no longer effective and you risk sun damage by using it.
They talk about the effects of getting sunburned, whether getting a base tan will protect you, what to look for in sunscreen, and more.
SPF measures how much UVB radiation sunscreen blocks, but the sun also emits UVA radiation. As the SPF number goes up, UVA protection goes down.
The best sunscreen for your face depends on several factors including how oily and sensitive your skin is and should have an SPF of at least 30.
Not all sunscreens are created equal. A dermatologist explains why some sunscreen in the US may not protect your skin from cancer-causing UVA rays.
Benzene has been linked to an increased risk of leukemia since 1977. A testing lab is asking the FDA to recall all sunscreens that contain it.
Mark Zuckerberg said on an Instagram Live chat that he slathered tons of sunscreen on his face while surfing to fool photographers. It "backfired."
A cosmetic chemist and board-certified dermatologist debunk 19 of the most common myths about skincare. They explain how drinking water doesn’t necessarily make your skin look better and how you can’t really shrink your pores. They also debunk the idea that acne is only a puberty problem. In fact, adult […]
Shontay Lundy is the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, a company she founded in 2016. She founded the company to provide people of colour, especially Black people, with a sunscreen that does not leave a white cast on their skin. Lundy also says she started the company to help fight […]
Mark Zuckerberg appears to be unfazed by the photo of him surfing that went viral this summer. The Facebook CEO addressed the jokes and memes surrounding the photo, in which he appears slathered in sunscreen, during a company-wide Q&A, according to leaked audio obtained by The Verge. “I’m not a […]
Finding the right sunscreen for people of colour with skin any darker than fair is incredibly difficult because of the white cast it leaves on melanin-rich skin. Insider spoke to two dermatologists on the best way to find sunscreen for melanin-rich skin. Chemical sunscreens can be great because they are […]
Small doses of sun exposure can provide health benefits, such as boosting mood and increasing vitamin D production. For most people, 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to receive these health benefits. To prevent sun damage and minimise health risks, you should wear broad spectrum […]
Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii went viral last weekend. He was riding a Lift Foils efoil electric surfboard, which sells for $US12,000. One spokesperson said he has a reputation for being “pretty decent.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg can’t seem […]
Applying sunscreen properly to kids is particularly crucial since even one severe sunburn in childhood more than doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life. Insider interviewed Dr. Anna Bender, pediatric dermatologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, to learn about the common mistakes parents and caregivers inadvertently make […]
Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii became the subject of a viral meme over the weekend. In the photos, Zuckerberg’s face is covered in zinc oxide – a white substance that meme makers compared to mime face paint and Batman’s notorious antagonist, The Joker. Although zinc oxide […]
An FDA study found that the body absorbs certain active ingredients in chemical sunscreens at levels that far surpass the FDA’s safety limit. However, it’s unclear if this has any adverse effects on human health and you should still wear sunscreen to protect against harmful UV radiation. If you’re worried, […]
Facial sunscreens are specifically formulated to look nice on the skin but prevent sun damage just as well as body sunscreens. Any sunscreen used on the face should be at least SPF 30 and labelled broad spectrum so it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Mineral sunscreens are particularly […]