This month, Rodan + Fields Consultant Jamie Duncan shares her inspiring journey to younger, more luminous-looking skin. As a PE teacher and avid beach volleyball player, Jamie Duncan is no stranger to the sun. Even though she had always taken…
Fiction. Although one blistering burn when you are young can double your chances of developing skin cancer as an adult, sun damage is cumulative throughout your life. By age 18, you’ve acquired only 23% of your lifetime dose of UVA….
With spring in the air, you’ll likely be spending more time outdoors in the coming months. While the lure of the sun is tempting, it’s important to practice safe sun care habits every day. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation,…
Throughout 2015, the Rodan + Fields team will be tracking the top trending questions about skin and skincare so Derm RF can bring you a curated collection of insightful answers to the issues that are piquing the world’s curiosity—and yours. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields answer our top trending question for January: How do I select the right products for my skin type? Skin conditions are universal. Lines and wrinkles, acne, sun damage and sensitivity are all equal opportunity offenders—no matter your skin type, gender or skin color. Skin is skin, and results come from using clinically proven products that address your skin concerns, not your skin type. Start by identifying your most pressing skin problems and then find a skincare regimen to address them.
We’ve seen it on the tennis court and the golf course, at marathon starting lines and on hiking and biking trails … “athlete’s face”—the dark tan and deep wrinkles from countless hours of unprotected exercise in the great outdoors.
From prematurely aged skin to blistering sunburns and skin cancer, the sun’s power to harm our skin is well documented, and I see the devastating effects every day in my medical practice. Whether you’re a pro athlete, weekend warrior or spectator in the stands, use this trio of play-safe tips so your skin—and health—don’t have to pay the price later.
We know significantly more about the sun’s power and ability to harm our skin now than we understood a few decades ago, when sunscreens were not yet available to protect skin from the ravages of UV radiation. Yet, the current, widely publicized knowledge doesn’t seem to stop today’s youth from baring their bodies to catch a few rays.
While most people know that skipping sunscreen when lounging at the pool is a bad idea, few realize that incidental sun exposure, even on gloomy, cloudy days, can be more damaging to our skin.
Jane recently came to see me, wanting Botox injections to improve the look of her skin. Before jumping in, I brought her a mirror and asked her to point out her primary skin concerns. It turns out she was most bothered by the dullness and discoloration on her face—something a Botox injection just wouldn’t address.
Ever start munching on a just-cut apple … and then the doorbell rings? When you come back to your snack a few minutes later, you find it’s gone from fresh and appealing to looking brown and past its prime. What happened? Apples, just like our skin, have tyrosinase, an enzyme that reacts with oxygen. When an unprotected apple is exposed to the environment, the tyrosinase oxidizes, turning the apple brown.
While Father Time often takes the rap for our dull, aging complexions, the real culprit is the sun. In fact, studies show that as much as 80% of our skin’s aged appearance is caused by the sun—not the passage of time. Tune in to the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “Sun Damage: You Can Clean the Slate,” to learn from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields how you can REVERSE brown spots, dullness and sun damage and give your skin the “get out of jail free” card it deserves.