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Erika Christensen

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PROFILE Introducing Miami Living's resident Doctor of Dermatology: Dr. Deborah Longwill, here to answer your questions Working in her own private practice since 1992, Dr. Deborah Longwill has developed a loyal patient following due to her personalized approach to her patients. ASK THE DOCTOR Q: Are all sunblocks created equal? Does SPF really matter? – David, 36 South Beach A: SPF is not what someone should be determining in which sunblock to buy. It's all in the ingredients. Choose blocks with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. They might be a little pricier, but offer the protection you truly need… Q: What are the difference between UVA and UVB rays? – Elizabeth, 28, Kendal A: UVB, known as the "burning" rays, are the shorter of the two and reach only the surface of the skin, the epidermis, the part we can see. UVA, known as the "aging" rays, are longer and reach deeper into the skin's dermis. These rays rob our skin of its elasticity, create wrinkles and cause premature aging. SKIN QUIZ 1. What is a common cause of under eye lines? A. Thick moisturizers B. Too much sleep C. Lack of hydration D. Exhaustion 2. What is an effective way to diminish the appearance of dark circles under eyes? A. Eat more complex carbohydrates B. Hydrate and even skin tone with a tinted under eye moisturizer C. Flush the eye area with warm-to-hot water D. Apply heavy foundation one shade lighter than skins natural coloring 3. What anti-aging benefits should you look for in a daily under eye moisturizer? A. Encourages melatonin production B. Minimizes the efficacy of antioxidants C. Hydrates to firm skins appearance and reduce the look of fine lines D. Detoxifies skin through chemical compounds 4. Which is a lifestyle choice that helps make eyes appear younger? A. Eat more fresh veggies and antioxidant-rich foods, and drink plenty of water B. Get at least eight hours of sleep C. Always use and SPF when out in the sun D. All of the above D ) 4 C ) 3 B ) 2 C ) 1 :srewsnA QUICK FACT: People who use tanning beds, tanning booths, or sun lamps were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basel cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. Send Dr. Longwill your questions to If we publish your question, you will receive a free Botox Treatment (worth $300) at the Miami Center for Dermatology. Visit: www.miamiskindr.comML MIAMI LIVING 91

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