If you don’t apply sunscreen daily, now’s the time! Wearing sunscreen daily is the easiest and most effective way to keep your skin healthy! Regular sunscreen use reduces overall UV exposure and prevents sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging.
Everyone should use sunscreen, no matter your skin type! Men, women, and children over six months should apply sunscreen daily. Even if you tan easily, it is important to remember sunscreen! According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, “regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.” So why not wear sunscreen daily when its benefits are so great?!
*individual results may vary.
If you’re inside for most of the day and not spending a ton of time outdoors, applying SPF 15 or higher will do the trick. However, if you devote frequent time outdoors, you should have SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin. Fun fact: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. This means if you use SPF 30 correctly, it will take 30 times longer to burn your skin than if you use no sunscreen!
Reapply sunscreen every two hours at least. If you go swimming or start sweating, reapply sunscreen immediately after! Water-resistant sunscreen is essential if you plan to be in the water!
When you anticipate more exposure in the summer months, apply sunscreen to your whole body before getting dressed for the day. If you take layers off throughout the day, you will still be protected from the sun. If you aren’t applying sunscreen to your whole body, ensure you are getting the areas of your skin most exposed to the sun. Your face, ears, neck, scalp, feet, and behind your knees are easy-to-miss spots that you want to include applying sunscreen too.
If you are wondering how much sunscreen you should use, apply one ounce of sunscreen to your body to get complete protection from the sun. That is one shot glass full!
REMEMBER THE 5 W’S (& H) OF SUNSCREEN USE
WHO – Everyone, no matter the skin type!
WHAT – SPF 30 or higher if you spend much time in the sun.
WHEN – Daily use; reapply every two hours at least.
WHERE – For all exposed skin, try to apply to those hard-to-reach areas!
HOW – One ounce of sunscreen is applied to your whole body.
WHY – Reduces overall UV exposure and prevents sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging.
Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
At Twin Ports Dermatology, we offer an exclusive skincare line called Optimal Skin. Our products are high-quality and effective! Optimal Skin has products to fit your skin type, including SPF products. Be sure to check them out on our website today!
Mineral Clear is a luxurious daily sunscreen that contains rich moisturizers and natural lipids formulated for patients with drier skin. In addition, it is fortified with the powerful antioxidant Melanin, Vitamins C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic acid ester in an emollient silicone gel vehicle. As a result, Mineral Clear helps protect against sun damage and anti-aging.
Mineral Glow is an elegant and hydrating SPF perfectly formulated for people with normal to oily/combination skin. This is a combination of micronized Titanium and Zinc oxides. Mineral Glow is fortified with the powerful antioxidant Melanin, Vitamins C, E, and Ferulic acid ester. Mineral Glow leaves your skin radiant and ready to take on the day!
*individual results may vary
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.
Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.
*Individual results may vary