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3 Sun Screen Myths Exploded: How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun This Summer

An article in the May 2014 issue of Allure Magazine dispels some myths about the safety of sunscreen. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation offers his comments on the article and endorses the daily application of sunscreen.


Beverly Hills, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/12/2014 -- According to an article in the May 2014 issue of Allure Magazine, there are many reasons people opt out of applying sunscreen on a regular basis. Some people have objections related to convenience or smell, issues that the skin care industry has worked hard to address. Others, says the article, are scared away by three common sunscreen myths (see: goo.gl/irFCbF).

“I don’t know which is more distressing to me, the idea that some people don’t use sunscreen because they don’t want to be bothered or that some people succumb to the reams of bad science that abounds on the internet and make a conscious decision that it’s safer not to use sunscreen,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills.

The article refutes some common complaints about sunscreen, offering solutions for each one. For those that complain that sunscreen makes them break out, mattifying or mineral facial sunscreens are recommended. Spray sunscreens are suggested for people that don’t want to take the time to apply lotions. Fragrance-free options are suggested for those that don’t like the coconut smell of many sunscreens. Sports gel sunscreens, designed to have a light feel work well during exercise.

According to the Allure article, people that use sunscreen regularly are as much as 50 percent less likely to develop the deadliest form of skin cancer. This fact alone should be enough to overcome any objections to sunscreen made on the basis that they are unsafe. Some consumers are concerned that sunscreen causes cancer by boosting free radical levels, that sunscreen is a hormone disruptor, or that nanoparticles might seep into their body. The article refutes each of these contentions.

“I’m glad the article referenced and refuted these three sunscreen myths,” says Dr. Ourian. ”As noted, years of safety and efficacy studies are required for FDA-approved sunscreens.”

About Epione Beverly Hills
Epione Beverly Hills has been a leader in minimally-invasive aesthetic medicine and laser technology. Products offered include Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane, Juvéderm, and CoolSculpting. Procedures are available to treat or reverse conditions such as wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, skin discoloration, acne, and acne associated scars. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.