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Derm In The News: May 5-11

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Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including a California bill proposing banning the sale of anti-aging products to children, collaborative skin cancer awareness efforts, and more.

The Mercury News: ‘Age before beauty’? California bill seeks to ban sales of anti-aging cosmetic products to children

California State Assembly member Alex Lee is proposing a bill to ban the sale of adult skin care products, including anti-aging, retinol, and hyaluronic acid products, to children under 13 due to concerns about their potential harm. While some support the bill for safety reasons, others argue that teenagers should have the choice to use these products responsibly.

Upper Michigan's Source: ‘Just Believe’ non-profit and dermatologist advocate for skin cancer prevention

A non-profit in Upper Michigan is raising awareness about skin cancer by installing free sunscreen dispensers across the region. Just Believe, founded in memory of Jodi Ball who died of melanoma, aims to educate the public through events and talks. Delight Hill, Jodi's mother, leads awareness efforts for the organization.

La Roche-Posay: La Roche-Posay Kicks Off Skin Cancer Awareness Month with Free Public Skin Cancer Screening in Partnership with The Dermatology Specialists

La Roche-Posay hosted a free skin check event in New York City's Flatiron Plaza on Melanoma Monday, May 6th. Partnering with The Dermatology Specialists, they aimed to raise awareness about sun safety and offer free skin checks to the public. The event included a pop-up truck with exam rooms staffed by trained professionals, offering samples of their products and educational materials. La Roche-Posay will donate to the American Cancer Society for every skin check completed.

HAPPI: Sun Bum Teams with Skin Cancer Foundation to Provide Free Skin Exams for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Sun Bum is sponsoring the Skin Cancer Foundation's Destination Healthy Skin for the second year, offering free skin cancer screenings and sun protection products at their Encinitas headquarters. Their "Just Use Sunscreen" campaign, part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, aims to promote sun education and protection.

Have you seen any dermatology headlines this week that we may have missed? Share with us by emailing our team at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

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