Dr. Jerome Obed: Regarding pharmaceutical products and their effectiveness, there’s a lot of opportunities that we have and there’s a lot of different products now. First and foremost, of course, is always sunscreen. We say, to reapply it every 80 minutes. To cover an adult’s body, it’s approximately two tablespoons of sunscreen so it’s a decent amount and it’s pretty significant. Using the right amount, the right frequency, that’s really at the forefront. Additionally, we always say an SPF of 30 or greater. As long as it’s SPF is 30 or above and you’re putting it on the right amount and the right duration, you’re quite well protected. Other products that are used, there’s either antioxidant serums and a lot of other pharmaceuticals, but none that are studied as extensively as the sunscreens themselves. The important factors is going to be to be aware of what your product contains and additionally, the right amount and the right duration and the right frequency.
What is the Best Way to Protect Yourself and Your Skin from the Sun?
Dr. Jerome Obed discusses the best way to protect yourself and your skin from the sun.