What's New in Photoprotection: A Review of New Concepts and Controversies
Yeager D, Lim HW. What's New in Photoprotection: A Review of New Concepts and Controversies. Dermatologic Clinics 2019; 37(2):149-157.
Cumulative ultraviolet exposure plays a critical role in photodamage. Recent advancements in photomedicine have resulted in a more thorough understanding of these mechanisms. Despite this, the adoption of routine sun protective practices is commonly not undertaken regularly by a large proportion of the public. Various obstacles exist that contribute to the public's nonadherence to these practices. Sunscreens, which are an integral component in all photoprotective regimens, have been questioned recently in terms of their safety. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of new concepts in photoprotection and also address current controversies pertaining to sunscreens.