DERMA E Dermatologist Advocates On Smart Summer Skincare | Business Wire

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On May 1st, clean skincare brand Derma E announced their

partnership with three renown U.S. dermatologists to help spread the

word that natural, clean ingredient skin care can be equally as

effective for real skin solutions. Now Dr. Diana Camarillo, Dr. Gervaise

Gerstner and Dr. Shala Fardin are sharing their professional advice on

how best to manage your Summer skincare needs.

It’s common knowledge that sun damage isn’t always visible. How can

you avoid it if you don’t even know it’s there? Dr. Diana Camarillo, a

board certified dermatologist and Medical Director of Presidio

Dermatology in San Francisco says, “If you’re exposing your skin to the

sun, then there’s always the potential for sun damage. To truly avoid

it, the simplest advice that I can give is to cover up your exposed

areas. If you’re at the beach, that means protecting your scalp and face

by wearing a broad-brimmed hat. Protecting your arms and torso by

wearing a cover-up or rash-guard with UPF 50+ protection.” She

continued, “This is especially important during peak sun time, generally

from 10am-2pm. It’s also important to apply sunscreen to both your body

and face, including your neck &. Chest. Reapply every 2 hours. I

recommend looking for zinc oxide sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher,

like DERMA E’s Sun Defence Mineral Sunscreen or their new Ultra

Sheer Mineral Body Sunscreen Mist. It’s affordable, high functioning

and reef safe. It’s protecting both you and the environment.”

For those that have sensitive skin or chronic issues like Eczema, there

are some additional things to take into account when it comes to Summer

skincare. Dr. Shala Fardin, a fellow of the American Academy of

Dermatology &. Co-founder of Southern Marin Dermatology in Sausalito, CA

says, “While the controlled use of UV light can be helpful for some

forms of eczema, others may actually get worse in sunlight. It's often

safest to just wear sunscreen when exposing your skin to the sun. My

trick, when you know you'll be in the sun or are going to be

sweating/swimming/etc., is to apply sunscreen, wait 15 minutes. Then

reapply as if you didn’t apply it the first time. This helps insure

you’re putting on enough and that you don’t accidentally miss spots.”

Dr. Fardin continues, “For those with sensitive skin, you also want to

be aware of the type of sunscreen that you’re applying. SPF sensitivity

is common and is usually due to chemical sunscreens. Using a

mineral-based sunscreen for sensitive skin is recommended. Fragrances or

preservatives can also cause sunscreen sensitivity. Acne-prone skin can

use formulations that help mattify and absorb oil and keep pores from

getting clogged. Eczema prone skin can use more moisturizing

formulations. Some people are actually sensitive or “allergic” to the

sun (UV or even visible light) and can get hives or rashes from sun

exposure. These patients have to be extra careful in the sun and may

need to rely on clothing, hats and shade for their primary forms of sun

protection. When you’re out of the sun, I also recommend using a product

like DERMA E’s Skinbiotics® Rescue Cream, a doctor-developed,

therapeutic, multi-purpose moisturizing cream that helps to calm an

array of skin concerns and irritations.

It’s not just spending your Summer outside that causes sun damage

though. There are many small day-to-day activities that have the

potential to damage your skin. Dr. Gervaise Gerstner of Gervaise

Gerstner Dermatology in New York City says, “If you drive to work, you

should be aware of what we call ‘Driver’s Hands’. As the name describes,

this is when your hands receive more sun exposure through your

windshield. To avoid ‘Driver’s Hands’ simply make sure that you’re

applying sunscreen to your hands before getting into the car. Also

consider that as a driver, the left side of your face and neck are also

getting more sun exposure through the driver’s side window and apply

sunscreen accordingly. If you’re a frequent flyer and prefer a window

seat, then this is another time to make sure that you’re applying

sunscreen to your face. When we fly, by default we’re closer to the sun,

which means that UV rays are even stronger and more damageing. As a

dermatologist I also recommend that my patients always wear some form of

SPF sunscreen on the face, because it doesn’t need to be sunny out for

your skin to be affected by UV rays. The worst sun damage often happens

on those cloudy days when we don’t think we need protection from the

sun. If you’re at the beach, the reflection from the water can be

intense. Even when you're under an umbrella or have a hat on, you

need sunscreen too. An on-the-go Mineral Powder with SPF is a great way

to add protection over make-up and throughout your day. DERMA E’s Sun

Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 is a great option that's vegan,

with less toxins and thus also reef safe.”

For those concerned about sun damage, there are 3 simple signs that you

can look for that all 3 Derma E dermatologists recommend keeping an eye


  • Sun Spots: These brown spots that show up on our skin as we age are

    the result of sun exposure over time and are often mistakenly called

    ‘age spots’. In fact, anyone at any age can get ‘sun spots’. They

    most frequently show up on the hands, arms, chest and face.

  • Wrinkles: Another symptom of sun damage that’s considered a simple

    sign of ageing, wrinkles are actually caused by UV light damage. Over

    time, UV rays beat into our skin and break down the collagen that

    keeps skin tight and firm, causing wrinkles. If there ever was a

    visible reason to be more vigilant about wearing broad spectrum

    sunscreen, this might be it.

  • Chapped Lips: We seem to always forget about our lips when applying

    sunscreen, when in-fact they should be treated the same way we treat

    the rest of our body. The sun can cause chapped lips that react just

    like any other sunburn. Over time our lips can become chronically

    dry and chapped.

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy yourself in the outdoors but it can

also be a dangerous time for your skin if you’re not paying attention.

Because Derma E takes sun care seriously, they’ve added a new family of

5 sun protection products to their award-winning collection. All 5

products are high-performing, water resistant. Provide broad

spectrum coverage with antioxidant-rich formulas that nourish,

moisturise and protect the skin. The new products include All Sport

Performance Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 &. Kids Active Sunscreen

Spray SPF 50, both of which are environmentally friendly non-aerosol

sprays, quick-drying, lightweight &. Non-greasy. Water resistant for

80 minutes. Additionally there is the All Sport Performance Face

Sunscreen SPF 30 and the Sensitive 3-in-1 Sunscreen SPF 30.

And finally, the previously mentioned Ultra Sheer Mineral Body

Sunscreen Mist SPF 30. All 5 new Derma E sun protection products are

available at Sprouts and will launch at

on June 3rd.


DERMA E is a leading natural, eco-ethical skin care brand with a global

presence. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Simi Valley, California,

DERMA E’s mission is to deliver high-quality, affordable and natural

skincare products to consumers. DERMA E’s products are 100% vegan and

cruelty-free and don't contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,

petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs. For

more information on DERMA E, please visit

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