Archive for "Sun Protection"

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 [...]

Vorteil Shares Best Sun Protection Strategies for Men

Friday, May 10th, 2013, 3:00 am

In this recent article, Dr. Ryan Goerig, a board-certified dermatologist, specializing in aesthetic dermatology at Vorteil Dermatology in Dana Point, CA shares sun protection strategies for men in an interview with   The full article can be read here:   LIKE what you are reading? Join Vorteil on [...]

What is the “UV Index” and why should I care?

Friday, April 26th, 2013, 3:00 am

The Ultraviolet (UV) Index, developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a forecast of the amount of ultraviolet radiation expected to reach the Earth’s surface when the sun is highest in the sky. Meausured on a scale of 1-10, the higher the index, [...]

Do laundry detergents that add sun protection to clothes really work?

Monday, January 28th, 2013, 7:35 pm

Clothing’s ability to block the sun’s age-inducing rays largely depends on how tight the weave is: the tighter the weave, the better it blocks out the sun. A simple way to test a piece of clothing is to hold it up to the sun and look to see how much [...]

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 [...]

Is SPF 100 sunscreen better than SPF 30?

Thursday, November 29th, 2012, 7:21 pm

Sun exposure, which simultaneously decreases the current stores as well as the production of collagen in the skin, causes most skin aging in men. Your body would normally repair the damage, but continued sun exposure keeps collagen from functioning normally. This results in wrinkles, folds, and sagging. SPF, which means [...]

What do you recommend for sunburns?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, 9:11 pm

What do you recommend as treatment for sunburns?   According to the Dermatology Foundation, a non-profit dermatology research organization, men over age 40 spend the most time outdoors and have the highest annual exposure to ultraviolet radiation. For this reason, sunburns are actually more common in men than women. It [...]

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