People with sensitive skin often need to be especially careful about the products that they put on their skin, including sunscreen. As sunscreen is required whenever under the sun, it is vital for individuals to identify one that is reliable and works well with their skin type.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is an advanced integrative pharmacy offering safe and innovative compounding solutions to patients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance, South Bay, Orange County, and various Southern California locations. In addition, it provides services such as online prescription refills for delivery across the United States.
Sun Protection Products
It is important to understand the ingredients in the products that one uses, including sun protection creams. Sunblock and sunscreen that are commercially available may be effective for some people but may cause problems in others.
It is important for people to take the time to investigate the components of these products. For instance, sunscreen comprising titanium oxide or zinc usually offers more reliable UV radiation protection.
Seek a Customized Compounded Solution from AIP
A person should know what they put on their skin. It is a good idea to speak to the dermatologist about personal skin needs for sunblock, cosmeceuticals, anti-wrinkle creams, and other skincare products. It may also be beneficial to consider custom compounded skincare solutions from AIP.
In fact, our compounding pharmacist can even add moisturizers, antioxidants, and other useful additives to address specific needs. Natural sunscreen options are available depending on location, health concerns, and problems with the skin.
Commercially produced sunscreen products can fill in gaps and offer relief. However, it is vital to understand that not all skincare products will respond in the same way.
Some may consist of chemicals that are harmful to a specific person, while others may not be as effective for them. Therefore, the pharmacists at AIP recommend identifying a natural sunscreen solution that is customized to an individual’s needs. Many health insurance plans offer coverage for compounded medications as well.
What Exactly is SPF?
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is the rating that refers to the ability of a sunscreen to obstruct ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation to prevent sunburns. But SPF ratings do not include ultraviolet A (UVB) radiation protection, which has been linked to wrinkles and more serious skin damage.
Both UVA and UVB rays may contribute to skin cancer. Products labeled as “broad spectrum” offer protection against both these types of radiation.
What Does The SPF Number Mean?
SPF numbers are basically a multiple of sun exposure. For instance, an application of SPF 15 means that one can stay out in the sun for 15 times longer than they would be able to normally without burning had they not applied anything at all.
Other useful suggestions:
- Apply generously and often, this is where a dab just will not do.
- Use sunscreen even when it is shady or cloudy.
- Do not count of the SPF in the cosmetic products alone to offer sufficient coverage.
- It is not correct to assume that the sunscreen is offering complete protection. Remain in the shade and wear protective clothing, including sunglasses and hats.
- Do not assume the waterproof factor is 100 percent effective.
It is advisable to wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen and reapply frequently. Ensuring that the skin is protected is a vital step in remaining healthy and happy during the warmer weather months.
AIP, led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.