With all the (necessary) hype surrounding sunscreen usage, it’s easy to wonder, “What sunscreen should I use?” We’re so glad you asked! This is your summer for skin protection, and Southlake Plastic Surgery is here to give you the inside scoop on dermatologist-recommended SPF.
Why we love medical-grade sunscreen
We’re often asked, “What sunscreen should I use?” We always give the same answer: medical-grade SPF. There are a few reasons this type of SPF reigns supreme over ones you can find at the drugstore. For starters…
Medical-grade is safe for all skin types
All of the pharmaceutical-brand sunscreens you find will be paraben-free, scent-free, non-toxic, and non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog your pores). This makes them the best option for those with sensitive skin.
Additionally, OTC (over-the-counter) brands are typically one-type-fits-all, whereas medical-grade brands often have sunscreens specially formulated for those with oily or dry skin.
It feels better on the skin
OTC sunscreens often contain harsh chemicals that feel oily or chalky on the skin. Medical-grade ones have a lotion-like consistency and feel much more lightweight on the skin. You can easily incorporate them into your skincare routine without feeling weighed down.
It just works better
Probably the biggest factor in making the switch from OTC to medical-grade anything is that it simply works better. These products are specially formulated and clinically proven to do their job. Medical-grade sunscreen must contain 99.9% pure active ingredients, so you know you’re getting what you paid for.
Schedule a consultation with us
Want to talk more about sunscreen or skin care in general? Schedule a consultation with us! We’d love to answer any questions you may have, recommend products for your specific needs, or set up an appointment for any one of our revitalizing treatments.