Research - Sunlight (UVA and UVB)

  • Cutaneous Photodamage, Oxidative Stress, and Topical Antioxidant Protection

    A 2003 continuing education article from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology¬†(vol 48, no 1, p.1) describing the effectiveness of topical antioxidants in combatting light-related skin damage. First, the author restates the links between inadequately protective sunscreens and the resulting skin damage. Next, the author recommends fighting the resulting oxidative stress and Reactive Oxygen Species (‚ÄúROS‚ÄĚ) by topically applying antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Finally, the author believes topically applied antioxidants more effectively target skin damage areas than diet and taking oral supplements for the same effect.

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  • Pollution Doubles Skin Damage from Solar Ultraviolet Radiation

    A 2011 study summary from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (vol 64, no 2, p.AB23) detailing the combined effects of sunlight, air pollution, heat, wind and cold in skin inflammation and damage. The authors found these five elements work together to create more skin damage than any of these environmental irritants can create on its own.

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  • UV Radiation Affects Water Permeability in Stratum Corneum Lipids

    A 2014 study summary in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (vol 70, no 5, p.AB157) investigating the connection between skin lipid permeability and radiation from sunlight. The authors find that sunlight disrupts these lipids which then disrupts the body’s own skin barrier protection process.

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  • The Role of Antioxidants in Photoprotection: A Critical Review

    A 2102 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (vol 67, no 5, p.1013) review of antioxidants in protecting skin from sunlight damage. Because the body‚Äôs natural antioxidant defense system can be quickly overrun by sunlight, Reactive Oxygen Species (‚ÄúROS‚ÄĚ) stimulate damage to the skin‚Äôs structural integrity. To fight back, the authors examine a variety of topical antioxidants and the effectiveness.

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  • Sunlight Continues to Damage Skin in the Dark: Yale News

    An February 19, 2015 Yale News article about a Yale School of Medicine study observing that melanin production stimulated by light can damage as well as protect skin. Further, this type of damage continues even after all light sources are removed through an internal body process known as chemiexcitation.

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  • Shining a Light on the Damage that Daily Sun Exposure Can Cause: U-M Study Highlights Need for Better Sunscreens

    A December 4, 2013 article from the University of Michigan publication Michigan Medicine summarizing a Journal of the American Medical Association on sunscreen effectiveness in protecting human skin from sunlight damage. The authors conclude that approved ingredients in the United States perform inadequately for daily exposure to the various sunlight wavelengths and other strategies to protect our skin are needed.

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  • Pollution and Sunlight Synergistically Contribute to Skin Photodamage

    A 2012 study summary from Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (vol 76, no 5, p.1013) describing how fine particulate matter from air pollution worsens the skin damage already caused by sunlight. The conclusion calls for increasingly more effective strategies to ward off these effects given the combined attack on the body’s skin.

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