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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Beauty Industry

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the beauty industry was booming thanks to improvements in people’s lifestyles with more disposable income along with the increasing focus on appearance. In fact, the beauty industry was not only growing steadily with loyal customers, but it was also one of the most resilient industries, bouncing back from the 2008 financial crisis within two years.

Winter Sun Facts

Most people are aware of the dangers of excessive exposure to the strong summer sun. However, the sun is always a threat, even in the winter. Consistent with the EPA as much as 90% of skin ageing is caused by sun exposure. UV rays, even from winter sun, damage skin collagen resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

The history & future of sunscreens

The sun has been revered & celebrated since ancient civilisations for its ability to give life & energy. Some cultures, including ancient Egyptians, Romans & Native Americans, even worshipped the sun as a deity. For as long as they have celebrated the sun, however, humans have also respected & protected themselves from it. While over the counter sunscreens are an invention of the twentieth century, sun protection is not.

Celebrities & Skin Cancer

There are two main types of skin cancer, melanoma & non-melanoma skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common type of skin cancer. However, as they are not required to be reported to cancer registries the actual incidence & mortality statistics available are best estimates & not always up to date.

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