If you’re looking to improve your nighttime sunburn, it might be time to consider the best beauty brands, according to a new study.
The latest research, published in the journal Dermatology Today, looked at sunburn scars in adults with non-melanoma skin cancers and found that most makeup brands are suitable for daytime skin burns, as long as they’re not too harsh.
The study also found that consumers who were more sensitive to UV rays and sunspots were more likely to use high-impact makeup like lipsticks, eyeliner and eye shadows to treat nighttime burns.
While most makeup manufacturers have since acknowledged the need to use harsh sunscreens, the new study suggests that the cosmetics companies are only now learning about the impact of UV rays on the skin.
“Our study is an attempt to quantify the amount of UV exposure that can be safely applied to the skin during the daytime, and that is an important piece of the puzzle,” said Dr. Matthew L. Jones, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“What we find is that products that have a high sunburn severity score are often more likely than products that do not have a sunburn score to cause a lot of skin damage and can be potentially harmful to the eye, skin and the immune system.”
Jones is the lead author of the study, which was conducted with dermatologists at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
The researchers examined data from more than 1,300 patients ages 18 and older with melanoma and non-malignant melanoma.
The study included skin samples from nearly 1,000 people who were treated at NCI-affiliated dermatologists clinics across the country between December 2013 and May 2014.
While the study looked at patients treated at individual dermatologists, the researchers also looked at the patients who were referred to dermatologists by family members, social workers, doctors, or other health care providers.
The researchers found that the number of melanoma skin cells in the eye was more likely in those patients who had more severe sunburn symptoms than in those who did not have sunburn.
The average number of non-radiologic melanoma cells in an eye was 2.7 per square millimeter.
A person who had severe sunscalds had an average of 2.3 non-radioactive melanoma cell cells per square mm.
A melanoma patient who had a sunspot and an eye with high sun sensitivity had an even higher average of nonradiographic melanoma with an average score of 9.8.
In contrast, a person who did no skin damage from UV radiation had a lower average score than people with a skin sensitivity score of 10 or above.
The finding that the most severe sun damage patients were more vulnerable to UV radiation was similar to findings in other studies, including those conducted by the NCI and the National Cancer Foundation (NCF), according to the researchers.
“The most dramatic difference was that people who had skin damage were more prone to melanoma,” Jones said.
“This is not surprising, as melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that typically spreads from the skin to other parts of the body.”
While the NCF study focused on the role of UV radiation in skin cancer, other studies have found that high-intensity sunburn can cause more severe damage to skin.
In a 2011 study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatologicology, researchers found a high concentration of melanocytes in the dermis of those with severe skin burns.
In addition, the study found melanocytes were more frequently found in areas of the skin that were more easily exposed to sunlight than areas with mild sunburn problems.
In addition, a 2010 study published by the journal Urology found that melanoma patients had lower levels of the proteins melanin, melanoprotein and melanin-related genes than non-cancerous controls.
The new study, Jones said, provides further evidence that the use of sunscreen can contribute to skin damage, and not just the sunburn itself.
“I think the study shows that sunscreen is not a panacea, but it can be effective for treating skin burns,” he said.
Jones said the study was conducted in a large population of patients who all had severe skin burn symptoms, and he hoped that the study will encourage cosmetic companies to start offering more aggressive products.
“Companies are starting to think more seriously about what they’re going to put on the shelf,” Jones added.
“We’re looking at more than one type of sunscreen and we’re not seeing all types of sunscreen at the same time,” he added.
“We want to be able to provide the best products for people with the highest potential for adverse effects.”
Jones said he hopes to conduct more research on sunscreen in the future, and to find out which products work best for specific skin types.
He said the NCU researchers found sunscreen to be effective at preventing skin damage for all