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Sunscreen 101: What to Buy & Why
As soon as summer starts to heat up, my patients ask the million-dollar question: what kind of sunscreen do I recommend. I’m glad: it’s an important question. And, in the off chance a patient doesn’t ask, I make sure to bring it up in our consultation.
Not only does sunscreen help protect against skin cancer, but sunscreen is your best defense against aging. Sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging in women. Number one. And truth be told, UVA rays (the ones that cause aging and skin cancer) are constant throughout the year. So you should really be wearing sunscreen every day in every season—not just the summertime.
The best sunscreens for the face contain zinc or titanium dioxide which actually reflect the light off the skin and are better against the some UVA aging rays that other chemical sunscreen do not block. I recommend Intellishade, an anti-aging tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 45 coverage that also works to reduce t…