Year: 2017

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Margarita Sunburn

If you’re planning to indulge in outdoor entertaining this summer, you’ll want to know about phytophotodermatitis, also known as the Margarita Sunburn. As innocuous as this popular citrus fruit drink sounds, its consumption can result in surprisingly serious chemical burns and rashes. Limes, lemons and other foods such as figs, celery and grapefruit, contain a… Read more »

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Your Skin, a Stress Indicator

You have probably observed that when life gets stressful, it shows in your skin. Depending on the strength of your immune system and genetic predispositions, major life changes as well as smaller but challenging incidents can trigger visible changes in your skin. Is your largest organ sending you a message about your stress levels? Stress… Read more »

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International Sun Safety Knowledge – How Are We Doing?

Results of an international study published earlier this year and involving nearly 20,000 participants sheds light on how we’re doing with regards to sunscreen use, sun damage protection and skin cancer detection. Using a representative sample of each participating country’s national population based on official demographic statistics on gender, age and region, researchers from La… Read more »