A few weekends ago, I noticed several family and friends suffered rather significant sunburns on a particularly very hot Spring day. I understand that no one means to get burnt, but I do need to remind you that even a single sunburn raises your risk for melanoma, the most serious skin cancer. And five sunburns in a lifetime, doubles the risk of getting a melanoma.
In my two articles ouch-my-daughter-got-a-sunburn and my-second-red-headed-kid-gets-sunburned-what-is.-dr-mom-to-do, I give pointers from the medical literature on how to further prevent and treat significant sunburns.
There are so many sunscreen products from which to choose. It is true for sunscreen, you get what you pay for. I recall an article last summer of a woman who purchased sunscreen for $1 at a dollar store. She ended up with severe burns, a lot of pain and suffering, because the product did not work at all.
The Essential Body Sunscreen by Rodan + Fields is a great product for all the family to use. The Body Sunscreen is a non-sticky, non-whitening, water-resistant broad spectrum SPF 30 protection that battles the damage that can occur against the "rays that age us" (UVA rays) and the rays that make us red/burn us--the UVB rays. It contains dimethicone for barrier protection, as well as powerful antioxidants.
Do you have trouble finding a facial sunscreen that works for you? Three of the four main Rodan + Fields premium skin care regimens called Unblemish, Reverse, and Soothe, have facial sunscreens as step 4 of the regimen. The sunscreens are tailored to your primary skin care concerns, so it takes the guess work out of getting a product that won't wreak havoc on your face. The sunscreens can be purchased separately.
Redefine, the anti-aging regimen created by Doctors Rodan and Fields, board certified dermatologists, has a sunscreen built into Step 3, the morning moisturizer. The Mineral Peptide Powder for daily use is a favorite of mine! It has SPF 20 built into it.
Have a Safe, fun-filled Summer with Family & Friends!
Here's to Good Health and Much Happiness,
Your Friend Dr. Younger You:)
DrYoungerYou.myrandf.com and see the Essentials line for the Body sunscreen--perfect for the entire family.
Here is one of my favorite little buddies getting ready for some summer fun! Please give him lots of likes for learning the importance of sunscreen at a young age! Love the hat! What a cutie!