SkinCare Physicians

June 11, 2013

You may already know that this year’s sunscreen labels include new terminology!
>>No more calling a product “sunblock.” It’s just sunscreen. 
>>No more claims that sunscreen is “sweat proof” or “waterproof.” A sunscreen can only be called “water resistant” for either 40 or 80 minutes, and only if it passes a government test.
>>For a label to claim the sunscreen can prevent sunburn, the product must pass the sun protection factor (SPF) test.
>>For a product to claim it can prevent skin cancer, it must pass the broad-spectrum test. 

SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Kenneth Arndt shared his words of wisdom in the June issue of the Harvard Health Letter: “Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 30 or higher. Apply sunscreen before you go out. Use about a shot-glass full for your entire body. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or sooner if you’ve been swimming or sweating a lot.” Also wear protective clothing and avoid sun exposure between 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. For additional sun safety tips, read our recent blog post: /skin-care/easy-tips-to-keep-you-sun-safe/.

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Chestnut Hill, MA (617) 731-1600

SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.