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What makes sunscreen so important?|

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Skin Cancer

Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun.
In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions.

In brief: Skin Cancer

Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun.
In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wrinkles & cancer

Sun damage is responsible for two problems: wrinkles and skin cancer.
Protect your skin from the sun with appropriate clothing (large hats and long sleeves) and regular sunscreen use (use every few hours, not just once a day) and you will have fewer wrinkles, fewer sun spots and reduced risk of skin cancer (wins across the board!). Best wishes...

In brief: Wrinkles & cancer

Sun damage is responsible for two problems: wrinkles and skin cancer.
Protect your skin from the sun with appropriate clothing (large hats and long sleeves) and regular sunscreen use (use every few hours, not just once a day) and you will have fewer wrinkles, fewer sun spots and reduced risk of skin cancer (wins across the board!). Best wishes...
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Sunblock better

Sunblock more important than spf to protect against skin cacner, burns, wrinkles.
Spf=sunscreen protects against uvb rays use at least 15spf. Physical barriers such as zinc, titanium protect against uva rays. Uva can pass through windows & is given off by fluorescent lighting so even indoors u need protection. Look for the ada seal but neutrogena otc is great, elta is a physicain product & is great.

In brief: Sunblock better

Sunblock more important than spf to protect against skin cacner, burns, wrinkles.
Spf=sunscreen protects against uvb rays use at least 15spf. Physical barriers such as zinc, titanium protect against uva rays. Uva can pass through windows & is given off by fluorescent lighting so even indoors u need protection. Look for the ada seal but neutrogena otc is great, elta is a physicain product & is great.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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