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Posted by 04.08.19

Just in time for Spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for many sunscreen products.This is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approvals up to date with the latest science. Their hope is to ensure that consumers understand the criteria for effective sun care options, active ingredients dosage forms, SPF and broad-spectrum requirements.

The FDA also proposes labeling updates to make it easier for consumers to identify key product information. Broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of at least 15 are considered mandatory for preventing skin cancer and prote

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SMOKING MAKES YOU LOOK OLDER—IT’S A FACT

Posted by 11.05.13

Not that we had any doubts, but a recent study confirms the honest to goodness aging effects caused by smoking.

In a twin study conducted in Twinsburg, Ohio, researchers verified that smokers show more premature aging, including wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and sagging upper eyelids. The study appears in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

The study began with the researchers visiting the annual Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. There, they identified 79 pairs of identical twins who had different smoking histories—either one twin smoked and the other didn’t, or one twin smoked

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