OBAGI® SUNSCREENS

Daily Sun Protection Is Essential to Help Preserve Skin Health

The Importance of Sunscreen Composition

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends daily use of sunscreens that provide:

  • Broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB radiation
  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater
    —SPF indicates the duration of protection against UVB rays vs not using a sunscreen
  • Water resistance

Different Ingredients Provide a Range of Benefits

  • Minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide deflect solar radiation
  • Chemicals such as octyl methoxycinnamate or oxybenzone absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat
  • Newer technologies address infrared radiation by helping to buffer the skin from the heat-derived oxidation proces

 

Protect Your Skin by Following These Guidelines

  • Seek the shade, in particular between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
  • Cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen all over the body 30 minutes before going outside; reapply every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating
  • Every month, examine the skin head to toe for changes
  • Every year, see a physician for a complete skin exam

 


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