Summer is in full swing (107 degrees here yesterday in Wichita–ugh!). There are new labeling rules from the FDA to help consumers select effective sunscreen against wrinkles and skin cancer. If you read the phrase “Broad Spectrum protection” on the label, it means the sunblock has been tested to protect you from both UVA and UVB radiation.
In addition, the SPF needs to be 15 or greater to help decrease skin cancer, the major sign of aging. I urge patients to find a sunscreen with SPF > 15 that feels and smells good. That way you will incorporate it into your routine every morning.
For more information: www.fda.gov/sunscreen
Hope this helps.
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