Practice Safe Sun

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Practice Safe Sun

UV radiation from the sun not only causes premature aging and skin cancer, it can reach you even when you are trying to avoid it – penetrating through window glass and clouds, reflecting off of sand, water and concrete. What’s more, sun damage accumulates over the years, from prolonged outdoor exposure to simple activities like walking the dog, going from your car to the store and bringing in the mail.

That’s why protecting yourself from the sun requires a complete approach. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you: Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Don’t get sunburned. Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds (FDA labeled as known carcinogen). Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of at least SPF 15 daily for chronically exposed areas such as the face, ears and neck, and a sunscreen with an SPF of at least SPF 30 on all exposed skin for extended outdoor activity.

Pinehurst Medical Clinic RxAll oil free, fragrance free, paraben free and alcohol free

__ANTIOXIDANT MOISTURIZING SUNSCREEN SPF 50: Sheer, broad spectrum sunscreen delivers ultra-light, quick absorbing, non-whitening protection. Concentrated levels of Green Tea Polyphenols quench free radicals and powerful hydrators including hyaluronic acid moisturize all day.

__CLEAR & CALM TINTED SPF 50: For those with acne prone, rosacea prone and hyperpigmented skin. This soothing broad spectrum sunscreen is the perfect protection for sensitive skin types. Lactic and hyaluronic acids are gentle and yet effective ingredients for even, supple skin. Clinically preferred concentration of niacinamide helps to visibly brighten areas of discoloration and blemishes. Soft, light-weight and calming formula is perfect for daily use.

__PURE PHYSICAL SHEER SPF 50: Pure physical protection that is gentle on sensitive and acne prone skin. Provides ultra-sheer, weightless protection. Antioxidant enriched to provide exceptional broad spectrum protection and quench free radicals.

__PURE PHYSICAL TINTED SPF 50: This luxurious BB cream combines superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with all day oil control, gentle hydration and age defying antioxidant benefits. Provides a sheer, healthy touch of color for all skin tones, concealing imperfections and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.

__PURE PHYSICAL MINERAL POWDER SPF 30: Green Tea mineral powder with 20% zinc oxide is a gentle, sweat resistant formula combining antioxidant protection and mattifying oil control to help skin feel and look flawless. Light, translucent formula blends in with most skin tones, concealing minor imperfections. Suitable for post-procedure use.

__SHEER BODY SPRAY SPF 50: This antioxidant rich sunscreen shields skin from harmful UV rays while aloe vera and fruit extracts help nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Clear and quick drying formula leaves no white marks or residue. This convenient and environmentally friendly spray makes reapplying easy. Ideal for sensitive skin types on the go.

OTC Daily face, ears neck: Cerave AM, Cetaphil daily facial moisturizer, Olay Complete sensitive skin

Outdoor protection: Neutrogena w/ Helioplex, Blue Lizard

Heliocare: A daily dietary supplement made from fern-derived polypodium leucotomos. Meant to be used in conjunction with sunscreen, it scavenges free radicals from the sun, protecting the skin from the inside out. Also helpful for melasma.

Heliocare Advanced: A twice daily supplement with polypodium leucotomos and nicotinamide for additional antioxidant power and skin cancer protection.

Dermatologist Pinehurst
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