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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.
New FDA Sunscreen Regulations
Read up on the latest U.S. FDA sunscreen regulations.
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...