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Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

Newswise: New Aad Survey: 74% of Parents Today Say They Worry About Sun Protection More with Their Children Than Their Parents Did with Them
Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New Aad Survey: 74% of Parents Today Say They Worry About Sun Protection More with Their Children Than Their Parents Did with Them
American Academy of Dermatology

With Father’s Day approaching, dermatologists are giving parents two thumbs up for keeping sun protection top of mind for their families. According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with their children than their parents did with them, and 90% of parents believe it’s important to teach their children healthy habits now so they will keep them when they are adults.

Newswise: 5 Tips to Improve Nail Psoriasis at Home
Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
5 Tips to Improve Nail Psoriasis at Home
American Academy of Dermatology

Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the skin and joints but could also affect the nails. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most people who have plaque psoriasis — the most common form of psoriasis — also develop nail psoriasis at some point. This is why dermatologists say it’s important for psoriasis patients to check their nails — both their fingernails and toenails — for signs of nail psoriasis, which can include nail dents, lifting, discoloration, thickening and crumbling. However, it’s also possible for patients to experience nail psoriasis without having psoriasis on other parts of their body.

Newswise: Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
Released: 18-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
American Academy of Dermatology

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as shelter-in-place measures related to COVID-19 begin to lift. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime, yet new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Newswise: New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds Most Americans Know Sun Protection Is Important, Yet Many Aren’t Protecting Themselves
Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds Most Americans Know Sun Protection Is Important, Yet Many Aren’t Protecting Themselves
American Academy of Dermatology

As more Americans head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid “shelter-in-place” measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: practice safe sun. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, but new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t taking the necessary steps to protect themselves.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Statement on the Dangers of Ultraviolet Exposure
American Academy of Dermatology

There is no evidence to support the recent speculation that traditional ultraviolet exposure is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This misinformation may encourage the public to seek UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds, inherently increasing their risk of skin cancer.

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Released: 21-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
How to Reduce Flares if You Have Lupus
American Academy of Dermatology

Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. This may significantly limit access to the drugs by those who depend on it to manage their health conditions.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
As Virtual Health Care Visits Soar Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, Dermatologists Share Tips to Help Patients Manage Their Appointments
American Academy of Dermatology

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, telemedicine visits — which allow patients to have an appointment with their doctor from the comfort and safety of their homes — are skyrocketing. This has created unique challenges for both patients and doctors alike as medicine quickly adapts to health care appointments via video conferencing, sending photos, and other virtual tools. This is why dermatologists — a specialty with more than two decades of experience in telemedicine — are stepping up to share tips to help patients across all medical specialties get the most out of their telemedicine appointments.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Elects New Officers, Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members, all of whom are board-certified dermatologists, will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2022
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2021 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2022.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Phoenix Dermatologist & Oncologist Honored for Providing Collaborative Care to Patient with Rare Cancer
American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Drs. Lindsay Ackerman and Craig Reeder with national “Patient Care Hero” awards

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Installs New Officers and Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and five new directors to its Board of Directors. The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. They will also hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Shares Hand Washing Tips Amid Covid-19
American Academy of Dermatology

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, health officials have been urging Americans to wash their hands at every opportunity. Hand washing is critical to the effort to stop the spread of the virus. However, a side effect of frequent hand washing is dry skin that can flake, itch, crack and even bleed, say dermatologists at the American Academy of Dermatology, making consumers more susceptible to germs and other bacteria. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to avoid excessive dryness due to handwashing.

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT
How to Prevent Hair Damage From a Weave or Extensions
American Academy of Dermatology

For many women, wearing a weave or extensions is a great way to switch up their hairstyle, adding length, volume and even color. However, while these hairstyles offer a range of possibilities, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say wearing them can damage your natural hair and even cause hair loss if proper precautions and care are not taken.

Newswise: How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause
Released: 11-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause
American Academy of Dermatology

By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care. Yet many women in their 40s and 50s are surprised to suddenly notice changes on their skin, including acne and age spots. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say that while many of these changes are inevitable due to hormones, there is a lot women can do at home to lessen these effects.

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Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
How to Break a Sweat, Without Causing Acne
American Academy of Dermatology

Those hitting the gym on account of their New Year’s resolutions are likely reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood. However, gymgoers may also find that their skin is breaking out more than usual, putting a damper on that post-workout glow. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, working out can cause excessive sweating, as well as a buildup of oil, dirt and bacteria on your skin — all of which can lead to acne. Despite this, people don’t have to quit exercising in order to see clearer skin. The key, say dermatologists, is to maintain proper hygiene before, during and after your workouts.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
Florida Suncoast Physicians Honored for Treatment of Patient with Rare Skin Condition
American Academy of Dermatology

Drs. Jean-Pierre Galliani and Naomi Johansen receive American Academy of Dermatology “Patient Care Hero” award

Released: 19-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Medical College of Georgia Physician Honored for Care of Family with Rare Genetic Condition
American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Dr. Loretta Davis with national “Patient Care Hero” award

Released: 19-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Philadelphia Dermatologist Recognized for Providing Free Care for Uninsured Patients
American Academy of Dermatology

The University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Cory Simpson receives national “Patient Care Hero” honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

Newswise: Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
Released: 10-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
American Academy of Dermatology

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. Since acne-prone skin is sensitive, people with acne may find that certain makeup products, such as foundations and concealers, worsen acne or cause new breakouts. As the holidays approach and people start preparing for parties and other festivities, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say it’s okay for acne patients to wear makeup. The key, they say, is to select cosmetics that don’t cause acne and establish a skin care routine that works for your skin type.

Released: 3-Dec-2019 10:25 AM EST
Agape Center Dermatologist Recognized for Providing Free, Multidisciplinary Care
American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Amit G. Pandya receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

Released: 3-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
Norfolk Dermatologist Recognized for Increasing Accessibility for Patients
American Academy of Dermatology

Eastern Virginia Medical School Dermatology’s Dr. Abby Van Voorhees receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

Released: 3-Dec-2019 9:55 AM EST
Michigan Dermatologists Recognized for Oncology Collaboration, Help Patient Avoid Unneeded Chemotherapy
American Academy of Dermatology

Drs. Steven Daveluy and Benjamin Workman receive national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

Released: 18-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Dermatologists Address Responsible Opioid Prescribing Practices in New Guidelines
American Academy of Dermatology

Recommendations suggest that opioids are not routinely needed for pain management after most dermatologic procedures, and minimizing their use helps improve patient care and safety

Released: 5-Nov-2019 10:30 AM EST
American Academy of Dermatology Releases First-Ever Guidelines for Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment
American Academy of Dermatology

Dermatologists say psoriasis may affect a child’s quality of life as much as diabetes, epilepsy and atopic dermatitis

Newswise: Elizabeth K. Usher named Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of AAD/A
Released: 4-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
Elizabeth K. Usher named Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of AAD/A
American Academy of Dermatology

Elizabeth K. Usher, MBA, has been named executive director/chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD/A). Usher comes to the Academy from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), most recently holding the position of chief market and customer officer.

Released: 1-Nov-2019 9:45 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology unveils new and improved website
American Academy of Dermatology

The enhanced site showcases AAD.org’s best-in-class public content and reinforces its status as one of HealthWeb.org’s ‘Highly Recommended’ health sites

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Released: 29-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
6 Skin Care Tips That Dermatologists Use Themselves
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin, hair and nails, diagnosing and treating more than 3,000 diseases and conditions, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. They also help patients address their cosmetic concerns, such as tattoo removal, scarring, and aging skin. But do you ever wonder what skin care tips dermatologists use themselves to maintain healthy skin? In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month in November, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are sharing six skin care tips they recommend to all of their patients—and actually use themselves.

Newswise: Nearly $40,000 Raised for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™”
Released: 14-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Nearly $40,000 Raised for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™”
American Academy of Dermatology

This fall, a group of skin cancer advocates and their families and friends in both Chicago and Phoenix hiked three miles to say “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” Together, they raised nearly $40,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ benefiting the American Academy of Dermatology’s skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures in outdoor spaces where children learn and play.

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Released: 11-Oct-2019 7:40 AM EDT
How to Treat Eczema in Babies
American Academy of Dermatology

Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is no cure, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say most cases can be controlled with a customized skin care plan, which may include moisturizers, prescription medications and strategies to eliminate triggers.

Newswise: 3rd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 28
Released: 24-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
3rd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 28
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ – Chicago on Sat., Sept. 28 in Elk Grove Village. The scenic, four-mile walk at Busse Woods—part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer—will benefit skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

Released: 18-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Pediatric Dermatologist Who Co-Founded Camp for Children Recognized for Care
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), is commonly called “the butterfly disease,” because it causes skin to be extremely fragile and blister easily after minor rubbing or scratching. It affects fewer than one in 1 million people.

Released: 18-Sep-2019 10:40 AM EDT
Wisconsin Physicians Honored for Cross-Specialty Collaboration to Advance Skin Cancer Treatment
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor board to optimize care for melanoma patients at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Released: 10-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Need a Clean Slate? How to Care for Your Skin After Tattoo Removal
American Academy of Dermatology

Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say today’s lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with fewer treatments and treating ink colors that were once difficult to remove.

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Released: 13-Aug-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Itchy Scalp? How to Find Head Lice Early
American Academy of Dermatology

Head lice affect about six to 12 million children, ages three to 12, each year in the United States. Although head lice are not known to carry disease, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say an infestation can cause some uncomfortable symptoms. Knowing how to spot the signs of head lice early can help prevent the infestation from spreading.

Newswise: Reducing Skin-Related Side Effects of Targeted Cancer Therapies
Released: 25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Reducing Skin-Related Side Effects of Targeted Cancer Therapies
American Academy of Dermatology

When board-certified dermatologists help prepare patients for treatment, outcomes improve

Newswise: Research Suggests Hyperhidrosis Is Widespread, but Patients Are Not Seeking Treatment
Released: 25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Research Suggests Hyperhidrosis Is Widespread, but Patients Are Not Seeking Treatment
American Academy of Dermatology

Treatment can effectively control sweating and improve patients’ daily life and quality of life

Newswise: Spike in Female Skin Cancer Rates Reveals Alarming Tanning Trends
Released: 25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Spike in Female Skin Cancer Rates Reveals Alarming Tanning Trends
American Academy of Dermatology

Research highlights the need for further education around the dangers of UV exposure

Newswise: Untangling Hair Loss in Women
Released: 25-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Untangling Hair Loss in Women
American Academy of Dermatology

The right diagnosis is key for a successful treatment plan

Released: 15-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Chicago Physicians Honored for Teamwork by American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAD, and sleep neurologist Hrayr Attarian, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for teaming up to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary care to patients with eczema. Both physicians practice medicine at the Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center in Chicago, which Dr. Silverberg formed in 2013.

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Released: 9-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
How to Bathe a Newborn: Tips From Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology

For many parents, bringing home a baby is a happy and exciting time. However, it can also be daunting — especially the thought of bathing this tiny, fragile human. Yet with a little practice, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, bathing your baby gets easier and provides a wonderful opportunity to bond with your little one. The key, they say, is to follow a few simple steps to make sure your baby stays safe, clean and healthy during bath time.

Newswise: American Academy of Dermatology Awards 29 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth
Released: 17-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Awards 29 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. To help protect children and adolescents from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, the American Academy of Dermatology has awarded shade structure grants to 29 schools and nonprofit organizations across the country.

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Released: 11-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Dermatologists Share Skin Care Tips for People with Vitiligo
American Academy of Dermatology

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients—of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21. Although there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading.

Newswise: Ahead of Memorial Day, the American Academy of Dermatology Reminds Americans to Use Protection
Released: 23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Ahead of Memorial Day, the American Academy of Dermatology Reminds Americans to Use Protection
American Academy of Dermatology

An estimated 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, yet many Americans will put themselves at greater risk for skin cancer over the upcoming holiday weekend. New data from the American Academy of Dermatology reveals that while most Americans will use sun protection at the beach or pool, many won’t use sun protection when enjoying other outdoor activities such as jogging or cycling, ultimately increasing their risk for skin cancer.

Newswise: American Academy of Dermatology Statement on the Safety of Sunscreen
Released: 22-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Statement on the Safety of Sunscreen
American Academy of Dermatology

“Recent accounts of the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed sunscreen rule incorrectly suggest that many sunscreens currently on the market do not meet safety requirements of the FDA. In fact, only two ingredients were proposed to be unsafe — PABA and trolamine salicylate — and these are no longer available in the U.S. The American Academy of Dermatology is reminding the public that sunscreen remains an important way to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Scientific evidence supports the benefits of sunscreen to prevent sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.

Released: 20-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Boston Doctors Honored for Pediatric Cancer Teamwork
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored oncologist Jennifer Whangbo, MD, PhD, and dermatologist Jennifer Huang, MD, FAAD, as Patient Care Heroes for their collaboration in caring for pediatric stem cell transplant patients.

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Released: 14-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dermatologists Share 5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The best way to do this, they say, is by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. However, in a recent survey, the AAD found that not everyone is applying their sunscreen correctly — leaving people vulnerable to dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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Released: 7-May-2019 10:50 AM EDT
Dermatologists Say Sunscreen Is a Vital Tool in the Fight Against Skin Cancer, the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.
American Academy of Dermatology

Recent news about sunscreen has many consumers confused about the best approach for sun protection, and some have questioned whether they should be using sunscreen at all. To help clear up the confusion, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding consumers that sunscreen—along with seeking shade and wearing protective clothing—plays a key role in protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which can increase the risk of skin cancer. Throughout Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the AAD is offering tips to help the public “practice safe sun,” including how to select a sunscreen and other ways to prevent skin cancer.

Released: 6-May-2019 2:15 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Comments on Recent Study on Absorption of Sunscreen Ingredients
American Academy of Dermatology

The study “Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association addresses an important question about the potential for certain sunscreen ingredients to be absorbed in the bloodstream.


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