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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
October 20, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: sunscreen   sun damage  

Even though summer is behind us and the fall weather has already graced us with its presence, our skin still needs to be protected from sunscreenthe effects of the sun. If you talk to our Hicksville and Huntington, NY dermatologist, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Jennifer Kim, PA-C, MPAS, they will tell you that protecting your skin is a yearlong responsibility. Find out what you can do to protect your skin no matter what season it is.

Choose the Right Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the important skin care products you can have. When shopping for a sunscreen that will really be the most effective for your skin you want one that actually says “broad spectrum” on it. This means that it will protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. Opt for a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 that contains active ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are key ingredients for blocking the sun.

You’ll want to apply this sunscreen about 20 minutes prior to going outside. If you think you’ll be outside in the sun for a long period of time then your Hicksville and Huntington skin doctor will most likely recommend an SPF of 30 or higher.

Reapplying Sunscreen

It’s important to remember that just because you put on sunscreen doesn’t mean that your responsibility to your skin is over. In fact, it’s time to pack that sunscreen with you because in order to be effective it does need to be reapplied.

Wearing the Right Attire

The sun’s rays are at their most powerful between the hours of 10am and 4pm. If you do plan to go outside consider sitting under an umbrella or finding shade during these times to protect your skin. Apart from the sunscreen you use, also consider what clothes you are going to be wearing. Thicker, more tightly woven fabrics will provide more coverage than airy, thin fabrics.

If you have questions about how to care for your skin then it’s time you called Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Hicksville and Huntington, NY. Turn to the skincare experts who can make sure that you have healthy skin for many years to come.

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