You do not have to wait until your next appointment with the dermatologist to start caring for your skin. Sunscreen is an important tool to use whenever you spend time in the sun and it can help you avoid sunspots, wrinkles, and a higher risk for developing skin cancer. Keep reading to find out which sunscreen will do the most for your skin:
People with Allergies, Acne, or Rosacea
If you have a lot of issues with your skin, you should stay away from sunscreens that have preservatives or fragrances. Ingredients like PABA or oxybenzone can also irritate your skin. You should read the ingredients list before using any kind of sunscreen to make sure you are not coming into contact with any chemicals that might damage your skin. Talk to your dermatologist about the right kind of sunscreen to use for your needs so you can get the proper amount of protection.
People with Dry Skin
There are plenty of sunscreens available with moisturizer so you can keep your skin hydrated as you protect it from the sun. Look for sunscreens with ingredients like lanolin, oils, and silicones. Moisturizing sunscreens can usually be found as creams, lotions, or ointments.
People with Fair Skin
People with fair skin are more susceptible to sunburns and they often have a higher risk of developing skin cancer. If you have fair skin, you should always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You should also apply the sunscreen every two hours or immediately after getting wet.
People with Dark Skin
People with dark skin sometimes skip the sunscreen because they get tan instead of burn. Tanning is a sign of DNA damage, though, and it is just as important for people with dark skin to wear sunscreen.
With the help of the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, you can maintain healthy and youthful looking skin. Whether you want to learn more about sun protection or find a solution for wrinkles, we can help. Call (407) 329-4865 to learn more.