Joel Schlessinger MD shares his recommendations on the best sunscreens
Although the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, the sun is still emitting harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause burns, premature aging and skin cancer. To shield your face and body from these rays in the cooler months, it’s still a necessity to wear sunscreen every day. Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives us his recommendations on the best sunscreens to use daily.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends Obagi sunscreen for general everyday use

If you have normal skin, a great daily sunscreen is Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50. Joel Schlessinger MD says this is a great sunscreen with excellent coverage that doesn’t look white on the skin.

Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 is a sheer, elegant formula that leaves a matte finish while it gives you incredible protection. This sunscreen contains both physical and chemical sunscreens so rays will both absorb and deflect.

For oily or acne prone skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger applauds ultra-light, oil-free sunscreens.

For acne prone skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends EltaMD UV Clear or La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid.

“These are both great options with good UVA and UVB coverage that won’t irritate acne prone skin,” the doctor says.

These sunscreens are also gentle options that work for a variety of other skin conditions like rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Recommended by many dermatologists, these sunscreens are perfect for skin that is easily irritated.

Brush-on sunscreens are also one of the doctor’s favorites.

Colorescience Sunforgettable products contain broad spectrum protection in the form of a makeup brush. Simply sweep these products on your skin for a touch of color and superior protection. Joel Schlessinger MD recommends these products for quick touch-ups throughout the day, as they make a perfect companion for your purse or pocket.

Find more excellent sunscreen options for all skin types at

Joel Schlessinger MD says that he recommends sunscreen based on the skin conditions a patient may have. If you have a skin condition that may prevent you from using a general sunscreen, it is best to get advice from your dermatologist.

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Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
Filed Under Category: Dermatology, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage, Sun Protection, Sunscreen Tips
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