Dr. Aouthmany, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist
- Minimize sun exposure. Worse between 10-3pm.
- The best protection is avoidance. The next is wear sun protective clothing. Shade does not protect from UV.
- Wear SPF 30 or above. Especially on the face, neck, upper chest and the arms. Even brief exposure will over time accumulate and induce damage.
- Reapply every 2 hours if out in the sun, after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Sun tanning booths and sun tanning is not healthy. You can obtain Vitamin D in a safer way through foods and supplements.
- Infants under 6 months should be kept out of sun, otherwise use the products below if necessary.
- Trader Joes sunscreen spray 50+
- EltaMD products (some are tinted)*** great for melasma patients. also, zinc spray on
- Skinmedica spf 50+
- Blue Lizard
- La Roche-Posay products (some are tinted) *** great for melasma patients
- Bare Republic --- zinc spray on. note: very white finish
- Heliocare (reduces effects of free radicals from sun exposure)
- Nature Made Vitamin D3 (800-2000 units daily)