The short answer is "yes," sunscreens are able to penetrate the skin. This fact is proven by the ability to recover sunscreen chemicals in the urine, but the amounts are extremely small.
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Powder cosmetics are the simplest formulation and least likely to cause problems in sensitive-skin patients.
Q What is the mechanism of action of lip plumping cosmetics?
Q How do the "no nick" razors work?
Q What is the best way to remove false eyelashes without damaging the natural eyelashes?
In dermatology, we are losing products more quickly than we are gaining products.
I have grown accustomed to thinking that I probably know more about myself than anyone else. After all, I am me, and, as such, I am the foremost expert on myself. How could anyone possibly know more?
HIPAA is finally in effect! I must say this has been a momentous day in my office, as we have been busily preparing for the ultimate in patient privacy protection for the past year. Even though my office had to file an extension, as did all other dermatologists and governmental agencies, I assure you we have a plan that will "knock your socks off," as we commonly say in North Carolina. Prior to this time, I used to lay awake at night wondering who was going to break into my office and steal patient charts. Why, one of my recurring nightmares was opening the office door, only to find a completely bare chart rack. Can you imagine the horror of having to report this catastrophe to the police? But worry no more, I sleep at night knowing that my office is under 24-hour surveillance by a security guard and my HIPAA
As physicians who care for large volumes of patients of all ages, dermatologists develop bedside manners and communication skills to a high level