Debunking Myths About Sunscreen

skin-careWe all know that sunscreen is an important part of any skin care routine, especially in Scottsdale, but don’t fall for some of the most common myths about sunscreen! Learn the truth about sunscreen and how it can protect your skin.

Skin Care Myths About Sunscreen

Sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days—No! You should wear sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy. The sun’s rays can still damage your skin even when there are clouds. Clouds only block about 20% of the UV from reaching your skin, and clouds can even reflect UV rays, so it is important to wear sunscreen every day.

If you have darker skin, you don’t need to wear sunscreen—This myth is also not true! All people—regardless of the skin tone or shade—need to wear sunscreen in order to protect their skin. People with darker skin may notice that it takes them longer to burn in the sun, but the sun’s rays can still damage anyone’s skin, even if you are only outside for a few minutes.

All sunscreens are the same—Each sunscreen is made a little differently, and certain ones may work better for some people than others. Find which one works for you! For the ultimate defense from the sun’s rays, at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we recommend the SkinMedica Daily Defense SPF 30 or the SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35. New sunscreens are also far more effective than old ones you may find at the bottom of your purse or in the back of a cabinet at home, so make sure to replace your sunscreen every once in a while.

Protect your skin from the rays of the sun with sunscreen! To learn more about our SkinMedica products, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or visit our website.

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