Archive for "Sunscreen"

I Am Interested in a Laser Resurfacing Procedure for the Sun Damage on My Face. What Should I Expect?

Friday, August 1st, 2014, 7:54 pm

Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging in men. In fact, 90% of the features of aged skin is attributable to the sun’s harmful UVA rays. When UVA rays hit the skin, a sequence of cellular reactions leads to breakdown of collagen, elastin and other skin proteins. [...]

Are Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Sunscreens Safe to Use?

Sunday, April 13th, 2014, 6:12 pm

Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are defined as particles less than 1,000 nm in diameter and are developed using a relatively new technique called nanotechnology. ZnO nanoparticles are a proven ingredient in many sunscreens, effectively shielding out and deflecting cancer causing UVB rays and age inducing UVA rays.   The controversy [...]

What do I need to know about sunscreen? What men should know

Friday, May 31st, 2013, 8:24 pm

Sunscreens are an important component of man’s fight against skin aging and skin cancer. There are plenty of misconceptions and misinformation about sunscreen that are passed along from one person to the next.   Considering that 90% of skin aging and cancer is due to cumulative sunlight exposure, protecting the [...]

What does it mean when a skin care product has “anti-aging” on the label?

Monday, February 4th, 2013, 3:00 am

Monday, February 4th, 2013, 3:00 amThis is a frequent question among men because of the widespread use of this phrase on over-the-counter skin care products for men, like Jack Black, Lab Series, and Anthony Logistics.  First, because of the new US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rules on sunscreen that [...]

Do I really have to wait 30 minutes after applying sunscreen to go in the sun?

Monday, January 14th, 2013, 7:34 pm

The answer to this question involves a process known as dry-down time, which basically is the amount of time before the sunscreen no longer feels wet on the skin. When you apply sunscreen, it creates a film on the skin that interacts and mixes with the oil, sebum and sweat [...]

After shaving, should I use a straight sunblock or a moisturizer with sunscreen?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 6:00 am

This is a great question that a lot of men have. According to a recent scientific study in *Cosmetic Dermatology*, sunscreen is the primary anti-aging ingredient in most skin care products, not so much the other exotic-sounding stuff that you see on the label. A basic concept of sunscreens that [...]

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