Sunscreen "Myths": What the Science Tells Us...

Is a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 really no better than one with an SPF of 15? Do sunscreens prevent...or cause skin cancer? What exactly does SPF really mean? Despite how ubiquitous sunscreens are, studies have shown that many of us actually know very little about the lotions we put on to protect us from the sun. The following are some of the more common sunscreen "myths" I encounter, along with my attempt to clarify what it is that the science tells us.

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How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

With sunny weather having finally arrived, more people are heading to the drugstore to buy sunscreen for themselves and their families. There are so many products on the market today that the choosing one can seem daunting. Fortunately, selecting a sunscreen that provides excellent sun protection doesn't have to be complicated; it boils down to looking closely at the bottle's label for one of a few key ingredients along with the SPF.

 

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How to Find a Sunscreen that Doesn't Make you Breakout

I sometimes hear from my patients that they have trouble finding a sunscreen that doesn't cause them to develop acne. Thankfully, there are a plethora of sun-care choices today, including many options for people with acne-prone skin.  The following are steps you can take to find a sunscreen that does not cause you to breakout:

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