New FDA Sunscreen Rules
Finally!!! Some new rules on sunscreens that should be helpful. The biggest problem has been with assessing UVA coverage (important for everyone but really important for melasma). Companies could claim “broad spectrum” coverage or UVA protection even if the UVA protection was miniscule.
The new FDA rules take effect in a year, but they ban companies from claiming “broad spectrum” unless the UVA and UVB coverage is equal. Don’t forget to reapply and use at least a quarter-size blob on your face and neck.
Dr. Irwin added this Tropical Vanilla sunscreen from the Eminence organic line to her summer regimen, particularly for the drier skin on her neck and chest. It’s expensive, but a jar lasts a long time, and it’s very moisturizing.
See Dr. Irwin’s new article on how to avoid bruising and other problems with Botox, Juvederm, Restlyane, and Sculptra, with her tips on pre and post treatment care.