Dr Oz: Sunscreen Guide
Summer is a great time for vacations, lazy days, and outdoor activities with friends and family. But all that time in the sun can take its toll on your skin if you aren’t prepared. That’s why Dr Oz shared his Summer Survival Guide, including tips on Preventing Sun Damage and products that can help you protect yourself and your family when you’re out and about in the summer sun. Check out the Dr Oz Sunscreen Review to find the safest, most effective products from the show.
Dr Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist, joined Dr Oz to talk about products such as Nia 24 Sun Damage Prevention, Solar Sense Clear Zinc, Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Faces, and L’Oreal Sublime Sun.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell which products are best for you when you’re out shopping in stores, because many manufacturers make false or misleading claims about their products. The good news is that the FDA is creating new rules to monitor the industry and make it easier for consumers to protect themselves.
Dr Oz Sunscreen Review: Nia 24 Sun Damage Prevention Review
Dr Marmur said the first principle of skin protection in the sun is finding a broad spectrum of coverage for the best protection. UVA and UVB sunscreen formulations have improved in recent years. Nia 24 Sun Damage Protection is a 100% mineral sunscreen with an SPF 30, and it blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Dr Marmur called this product the best sunscreen for broad protection.
Dr Oz Sunscreen Review: Solar Sense Clear Zinc Sunscreen Review
Don’t be misled by the high SPF numbers on some sunscreen products. According to Dr Marmur, you can comfortably stick to a range of SPF 30 to 50 for best protection. But FDA testing only covers products up to an SPF of 50. The idea is that an SPF 10 product lets you stay in the sun safely up to 10 times longer than if you weren’t protected by sunscreen.
For a product that won’t clog pores, Dr Marmur suggested Solar Sense Clear Zinc Sunscreen, which for the record has an SPF of 50.
Dr Oz Sunscreen Review: Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Faces Review
Is sunscreen really waterproof? You may see it advertised as such, but Dr Marmur revealed that there’s no way to prove whether this is true or not. According to the FDA, a more accurate term might be “water resistant” or “sweat resistant,” but the idea of a waterproof sunscreen could be misleading.
If you’re spending a lot of time out in the sun, aim to reapply your sunscreen every 40 to 80 minutes for maximum protection. Dr Marmur highlighted Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Faces, a sunscreen that is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Dr Oz Sunscreen Review: L’Oreal Sublime Sun Review
As you may have guessed by now, any product that claims to offer all day protection is lying to you. Unless you are only wearing your sunscreen indoors, the protection can’t possibly hold up through an entire day, which is why it’s important to ensure you’re reapplying it at regular intervals.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly product that’s easy to apply multiple times throughout your day at the beach, check out L’Oreal Sublime Sun, an SPF 30 product that easily sprays on, making it easy to apply to active kids.