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Higher Sun Factor

Postby Alisonmorgan on Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Should I be using an increased Sun factor on any miles I have? I use Sun face protection cream already but should it be higher?
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Re: Higher Sun Factor

Postby Dr Juber Hafiji on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:05 am

Dear Alison,

Depending on your skin type and sensitivity to the sun, I would recommend minimum SPF 15 on your face but ideally 30 would be better.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Higher Sun Factor

Postby Dr Nisith Sheth on Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:23 am

Yes I agree. SPF 30 with 4 star uva protection is often what dermatologists recommend
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Re: Higher Sun Factor

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:11 pm

I completely agree with my colleagues. I recommend to use SPF50 sunscreen when you are on holidays.

I hope this is helpful.
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