Items Tagged ‘sun protection factor’

Free Sunscreen

August 28, 2019

Free Sunscreen

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I use sunscreen to prevent sunburns,” says Irene Tam, a tourist visiting from Macao. Local residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 50 sunscreen towers in Santa Monica and Malibu. Not pictured, Dr. Emily Newsom, a dermatologist says, “These kiosks, which are completely free to the public, are going to be here through the end […]

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Tags: dermatology, featured, patient story, People of UCLA Health, sun exposure, sun protection, sun protection factor, sunscreen


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


Super skin: Seven ways to get a healthy glow

November 9, 2016

Super skin: Seven ways to get a healthy glow

By uclahealth uclahealth

We’d all love skin that glows with health, inside and out. To mark National Healthy Skin Month, we asked Hayley Goldbach, MD, UCLA dermatology resident, to share her top tips for healthy skin. 1. Start from the inside. Good overall health equals good skin, so cover your bases: Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and […]

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Tags: abrasive cleansers, acne, dermatologist, dermatology, diet, Dr Hayley Goldbach, dry skin, fight acne, healthy diet, healthy skin, moisturizing, national healthy skin month


Your year-round guide to sunscreen

August 8, 2016

Your year-round guide to sunscreen

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean our sun protection habits should go dark. Even on a cloudy day, many of the sun’s rays can still reach us and cause trouble if we’re not protecting our skin. Thankfully, sunscreen can be a huge help. But just what do we need to […]

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Tags: broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Dr. Lorraine Young, skin care, sun protection factor, sunscreen


Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

May 5, 2016

Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily prevented with a little advanced planning. […]

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Tags: broad spectrum protection, dehydration, heat illness, skin cancer, SPF, summer, summer safety, sun protection factor, sun screen, sunburn, sunscreen, tanning