Photoageing is defined as; “Premature ageing of the skin due to long-term exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation.” Humans have known they need to protect their skin from solar exposure for thousands of years. In fact, the earliest evidence of this dates back to ancient Egypt, where people used natural ingredients as sunblock and invented […]
Environmental Cues to UV Radiation and Personal Sun Protection in Outdoor Winter Recreation.
Skin cancer is an epidemic in America and mainly caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). Studies suggest that solar UV forecasts fail to reach a wide audience. People may also be unaware that the weather is not a reliable UV indicator, with seasonality, time of day, latitude, and altitude being more trusted guides.
Threads to Prevent Skin Cancer
As time moves on and research reveals more about how we can protect ourselves from solar damage, the tools in our photoprotective arsenal continue to grow. This includes our knowledge of how to identify changes to our skin as well as the evolving sophistication of clothes and how they can protect us.
Sun Exposure and Photoprotection
Kitesurfers have been embracing the breeze since the 1970s, but this ocean pastime soared to the heights of competitive sport a little over a decade ago. The authors of this research aimed to identify kitesurfers’ habits and knowledge regarding sun safety.
Photoprotection for skin of all colour
An overview of the current research around photoprotection and the implications for healthcare providers. This article was written by a panel of dermatologists and photobiologists.
Visible Light and the Skin, Ezekwe et al
Until now, research has focussed on UV radiation. This review set out to summarise the growing body of research on Visible Light and how it interacts with human skin.