Dr. Joel Schlessinger on the best ways to stay safe from the sun

There is more than one way to shield you skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends using a combination of sunscreen, sun protection hats, clothing and other innovative methods to protect yourself from ultraviolet radiation.

The cardinal rule of sun protection is to always wear a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15 and to reapply it throughout the day. Protecting yourself from premature aging and skin cancer can be more complicated than just applying a lotion, however.

“Sunscreen is a great start, but in order to provide the most protection, other measures should be implemented,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger said.
One such measure is sun protection hats. Tilley Hats are a best-seller at LovelySkin.com – their wide brims offer shade from the sun and an added layer of defense for your scalp. Tilley sun protection hats also come in a wide range of styles, sizes, colors and materials, so you can easily find an option that suits your lifestyle.

Sun protection clothing is another option. While long sleeved shirts and lightweight pants are a few dermatologist-recommended styles, many companies are coming out with specifically designed sun protection clothing. For fair and sun-sensitive skin types, clothing with a Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) value enhances their protection against sun damage and related health risks. Sun protection clothing carries a UPF rating between 15 (good) to 50+ (excellent).

Other innovative treatments are also hitting the market. One such treatment is Heliocare, a sunscreen pill that offers supplemental protection against excessive sun exposure. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends that it be used along with sunscreen two or three times a day. He also suggests this sunscreen pill for patients with a sun allergy or vitiligo.

To purchase your daily SPF lotion, sun protection hats, the Heliocare sunscreen pill and more, visit the sun protection product section at LovelySkin.com.

Posted Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Filed Under Category: Sun Damage, Sun Protection, Sunscreen Tips
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