Sunscreen blamed for alopecia in middle-aged women

The prevalence of this condition has increased tenfold in a decade

Using sunscreen on a regular basis may exacerbate a type of alopecia that is increasingly found in middle-aged women, according to Australian dermatologists.

In a report published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, the authors highlight the case of a 54-year-old woman who was suffering from hair loss across her front hairline and eyebrows.