Why Do I Need to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Well…..look at this photo!   


He was a truck driver. UVA rays go through window and car glass. The small amount of UVA daily, but over 365 days a year, really adds up.  


Protect your skin daily with a least an SPF 15 with zinc and/or titanium (5-20%). These two minerals block UVA better than any other sunscreen ingredients. 


Three excellent daily mineral sunscreens:  Elta MD UV Daily and UV Clear and  DermaQuest ZinClear (tinted and non-tinted). The SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense is also very good. 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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