A common challenge that most consumers will face is ineffective sun screens. This has caused many people to begin to experience an increase in cases of skin cancer. The problem is that research has confirmed these challenges. Yet, no one has utilized the latest technology to create a product that will protect consumers and is environmentally friendly. This proposal is focusing on how this kind of merchandise can be marketed to customers to address this underlying need. The expected outcome is that these strategies will help to redefine how firms are delivering this product to cliental.
Dermatologists, physicists, and scientists conducted a workshop of UVA treatment, and the workshop’s findings are presented in the New England Journal of Medicine. A previous president of the American Academy of Dermatology wrote an article titled “UVA1 is Often A1” to discuss their findings. The workshop found that medium or high-dose UVA1 works well with morphea, urticarial pigmentosa, atopic dermatitis, dyshydrotic dermatitis, subacute pruigo, and systemic lupus erythematosus. These diseases are treated by UVA rays because the wavelength is longer, which means there is less energy delivered to the skin and the greater penetration of photons (Dahl, 2012). Dermatologists even use sunbeds with higher intensity than regular tanning beds in their offices. For example, Windsor Dermatology uses four different types of light therapy to treat the skin condition psoriasis. One type of light therapy is that of UVA. The anti-inflammatory properties of ultraviolet light aid in slowing the growth of psoriasis effected skin
Many people think that is it possible to achieve a “healthy tan,” but this thought has been proven wrong. Overexpose to UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun lead to premature aging of the skin, as well as the possible formation of skin cancer, know as melanoma. An appearance of a tan is actually a stage of burning and damage to the skin. Although a tan may be desirable to many, the fact remains that more people need to be educated on the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays, and the possible health complications of overexposure.
Whether swimming at the beach, picnicking at a park, or snowboarding in the mountains, our skin is continuously exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays as we go about our daily lives. The skin is beneficial as it protects our body from the outside elements including keeping out wind and water, dirt and dust, and all types of germs (Claybourne; 56). The topic of my experiment is to determine which SPF strength of sunscreen - SPF 30, SPF 50 or SPF 70 - is the most effective in blocking out the sun’s UV radiation. The purpose of this investigation is to observe, compare and determine whether the SPF label on sunscreen bottles are really effective in blocking out the amount of the sun’s UV rays, or if it is just a marketing gimmick to sell more products. This investigation benefits society because knowing which strength of SPF is the most effective in protecting against UV rays is useful to know when shopping for sunscreen, especially for those who spend a lot of time outdoors.
It does provide the obvious risks that come from UV tanning, but provides ways to prevent them while still being able to tan. The article also has a section on sunless tanning and how it could be the future of the UV protection, which a think is a key component of the source since many people don’t even consider it when wanting a natural, golden tan because of preusumptions that it makes the skin unnatural or
Several findings are made based on the results: UV radiation can cause cell death by inducing genetic mutation, which agree with Diepegen et al. (2012)’s finding regarding UV radiation’s destructive effect at a cellular level. Photoprotective agents can effectively prevent and reduce UV radiation induced damage to cells. Similar findings were made by Quatrano and Dinulos (2013), who indicated that sunscreen contains active ingredient that absorbs UV radiation ranging between 290-400 nm. This experiment proves that photoprotective agents with higher SPF values are more effective in absorbing UV radiation. Indicated by Green et al. (2011), they suggested that regular application of high SPF sunscreen will prevent melanoma.
“Statistics show that more than one million people tan in tanning salons daily. Nearly seventy percent of people who go to tanning salons are Caucasian girls and women, aged from sixteen to twenty- nine years. Out of about twenty- eight million people who tan indoors, about twenty- three million are teens. In 2010, the indoor tanning industry’s revenue was estimated to be $2.6 billion” (AAD). Exposure to ultraviolet radiation substantially increases an individual’s risk of health problems and irreversible skin damage.
This sunscreen uses 9.0% transparent zinc oxide to give the best protection possible from UV rays. The formula includes a strong dose of antioxidants that help absorb free radicals, the main cause of aging skin. Hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture in the skin, smoothing and softening wrinkles.
2. Choose the right sun cream for your skin tone, medical history, and type of outdoor activity. This means that you’ll want a sun cream made with minerals and not chemicals to effectively shield your face, nose, ears, lips, scalp, and neck against sunburn from the sun’s UVB rays. There are three types of UV rays: UVA Rays contribute to sun spots, premature aging of the skin, and facial wrinkles; UVB Rays contribute to sunburns and cataracts, and are linked to a number of skin cancers; and UVC Rays are the strongest and most deadly of the sun’s rays, but the ozone layer prevents them from reaching the earth.
For this year’s science project, I would like to test the effects of both mineral and commercial sunscreens on human skin and coral reefs. In current news, the island chain and United States’ state, Hawaii is planning on banning common sunscreens for the detrimental effects on the coral reefs. I would like to test the sunscreens for the detrimental effects on human skin as well to answer the common question, “Why should I care?” With this project, I will be able to educate the public on not only the effects of chemicals on marine life, but also on humans as well. Also, determine if there is a way not to wear sunscreen at all and still be protected from the sun’s UV rays.
Imagine that it is summertime and you are walking down the store aisle fully stocked with sunscreen. You own the responsibility of deciding which product will best protect. A parent can be overwhelmed by the available choices. This project will clear the fog of misleading labels and get down to the cold hard facts of which brand of sunscreen blocks out the most ultraviolet light. In order to test this one would need to understand three things. First, what is light and where does it come from? Then, learn about the damage that UV light and radiation may cause. Lastly, we shall learn how to protect ourselves from these harmful effects.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation nearly 5 million people are treated yearly for skin cancer. Skin cancer is caused by many different factors, but the most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun. There are many precautions people can take when it comes to being outdoors in the sun for long periods of time. Some of these precautions are: wearing clothing that blocks UV radiation, trying to stay in the shade when possible, and of course wearing either sunscreen or sunblock. It is important that people are informed and aware of the differences between sunscreen and sunblock, they are not the same thing! Those who need to be aware and alert about the differences of sunscreen and sunblock are those living in California. According to a chart found in “Cancer Facts and Figures 2014,” published by the American Cancer Society, California has 8,440 cases for skin cancer which puts California as the number one state with skin cancer cases. When walking into a store people tend to go for the cheapest item on the shelf without reading the label, which is usually sunscreen. They believe that either one is good enough to protect them from the sun. According to the definition by Merriam Webster both sunscreen and sunblock are lotions that protect you from getting sunburned. The only difference is that sunblock physically blocks out UV radiation and sunscreen chemically absorbs UV radiation.
Every hour at least one American will die of skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. These statistics are alarming and most people are unaware that the sunshine that we all love so much is in fact a threat to our health and good looks. It is up to us to educate ourselves and our children on the harmful effects of sun exposure on the human body like premature aging, physical damage to the body, and cancerous diseases.
It’s necessary to keep in mind that a lots of skin care products contain UV filters, thus people should be careful about the allergens in this group. negative effects in sunscreen include irritant, phototoxic and photoallergic reactions, and allergic feedback not only because of UV filters but even by the additives such as fragrances and preservatives. (clive http://maurice.bgsu.edu )
There have been numerous articles and shows concerning whether sunscreen is safe or not. WebMD interviewed dermatologists to talk to them about the safety of sunscreen. Some said that retinyl palmitate has been linked to cancer in lab rats, but some say that the ingredient is safe. This ingredient has nothing to do with protection from the sun, and many sunscreens don't include it.