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The doctor is in: Interview with Dr. Gerstner
Soleil Toujours founder, Valerie McMurray, recently interviewed Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. She is highly sought after for her dermatology knowledge in the beauty industry and is currently a Global Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. Valerie asked Dr. Gerstner a few of our most pressing questions. Keep reading to see what Dr. Gerstner thinks about the current state of dermatology, skincare, and beauty.
Driving & UV Rays
According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 53% of skin cancers in the United States occur on the left side - aka the driver's side. Skin cancers are mostly caused by UV radiation: ultraviolet (UV) A rays are long waves and ultraviolet B rays are short. Car windows are made of glass that blocks UVB rays, but allow 63% of UVA rays to pass through. UVB rays were once thought to be the bigger evil of the two, but studies have shown that long term exposure to UVA can play a role in melanoma...