Why Wear Sunscreen?
The question is often asked: "Why wear sunscreen...does it really work?" Experts agree that sunscreen is effective. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following: Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) SPF 30 or higher and this should be done every single day of the year.
Excessive sun exposure, starting as a child, is thought to be the primary cause of skin cancer. Sunbathing and tanning appears to be responsible for the rise in skin cancer rates.
Additionally sun exposure is the primary cause of skin aging, brown spots and aging.
"Skin cancer in the United States is an unrecognized epidemic."
—American Academy of Dermatology
“Fully one-half of all new cancers are skin cancer. Increasing at the rate of 6% per year, one million new cases occur annually. And skin cancer is occurring at a much younger age than ever before."
Sunscreen products that we recommend to our patients:
All of our sunscreens have effective broad-spectrum protection. We can help identify the appropriate skin care and sun care product for your skin.