By Cheryl Clarkson

Ask Cheryl: Sunscreen Recommendations

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Q: What do you recommend for sunscreen? 

A: I founded SkinHealth 14 years ago when my sister died of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at the age of 40

For the best sun protection, I am a firm believer in a physical block, such as micronized zinc oxide, as opposed to chemicalblocks, which must be reapplied often. I recommend a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that has a SPF of 30 or more, and contains at least 5% micronized zinc oxide to protect against UVA rays, which are the most dangerous rays.  Zinc oxide creates a physical barrier to the radiation and deflects it from your skin.  SkinHealth sunscreen formulations are invisible on the skin.

It is very important to read the label on sunscreens to determine the amount of zinc oxide in the product.  If the percentage of zinc oxide is not listed, then there is likely not enough in the product to be effective.

At SkinHealth we have created a variety of sunscreens that have a high SPF and contain between 5% to 17% zinc oxide.  These are invisible under the skin, water resistant, and unlike many other sunscreens, contain no fragrance and are not greasy.

Please stop in to a SkinHealth Center, or visit our online store,  and select a sunscreen that is right for you.

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