Breaking news.....Last week FDA announced changes for labeling of sunscreen products. The final rule will take effect on the summer of 2012, but consumers may begin to see changes to sunscreen labels before the effective date. For complete information on this topic and future changes check the FDA website:http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/consumers
There is so much information and confusion about how much SPF is sufficient sun protection and what products actually work. We are presented with countles articles, news updates and programs regarding this most important topic. But who do we believe and when do we stop wasting our valuable time and money on products that don't work.
Let's begin with the facts:
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and second most common form of cancer in the 19-29 year old age group.
- SPF is "sun protection factor" found in sun protection products and measures how much it shields us from the sun.
- UVB rays, ultraviolet light B, causes the skin to burn and is the main cause of skin cancer. ( B for B'urning)
- UVA rays, ultraviolet light A, are the rays that damage the skin's collagen and elastin needed to keep the skin looking young. ( A for A'ging)
Obagi's new sun shield, Nu-derm SPF 50 is a great product that is for everyday use and you can be rest assured that it will protect your skin. It contains micro-fine zinc oxide for a sheer, matte finish without the white residue. It is for use for all ages over the age of 6 months. Oh, and by the way, Self magazine voted Obagi's new sun shield SPF 50 the best sunscreen for face in the 50+ category.
So let your radiance shine through with the ultimate in skin protection and call us today for more info and always remember that here at Burnett Plastic Surgery, we care about you and your skin!