From Yahoo News: Ask any dermatologist about their No. 1 rule of thumb when it comes to skin care, and they’ll tell you it is sunscreen — no debate needed. It doesn’t matter if it’s the dead of winter or the peak of summer, either: Wearing SPF daily is a non-negotiable deal.
“If you aren’t wearing sunscreen every day, you should be, and it’s an absolute must during the summer when the sun is even stronger,” says Joshua Zeichner, who serves as the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai in New York City. “Stick to sunscreens with at least SPF 30 that are labeled with the term ‘broad-spectrum’, as this means they protect you against both UVA and UVB rays,” he explains. Zeichner also adds that you should never forget to treat your ears, neck, hands, chest and hairline, all of which are spots that people have a tendency to skip.
Connecticut-based dermatologist Deanne Robinson stresses the important of reapplying every two hours when you’re in the sun and immediately after you’ve been swimming or exposed to water. “The key to avoiding premature aging and skin cancer is prevention through proper sun protection,” she says.
Here in Florida, where the sun’s rays are even stronger, Dr. Ng always recommends an SPF 50. Dr. Ng’s own line of skincare products includes multiple broad-spectrum sunblocks. Ask any of our staff to help you find the product that best suits you, and stay protected this summer.