As the weather continues to warm and more and more people begin setting plans for spring and summer getaways, it’s important to find a sunscreen that suits your lifestyle and your skin type. Picking that perfect sunscreen can be difficult, but with unprotected sun exposure accounting for millions of new skin cancer diagnoses each year as well as the negative effects and signs of premature aging brought on by photodamage, it is a choice we all need to make to keep our skin healthy throughout the year.
There are seemingly limitless options for sunscreens. Any quick online search will bring up a number of choices ranging from those available at big-box stores to those sold in the medical field. At Shopclara.com we offer a number of sunscreens that are sold exclusively through our offices and online store. But instead of just offering one more website to browse your endless sunscreen options, we thought it would be best to highlight the personal favorites of a few key Vanguard Dermatology team members.
Vanguard’s Pure Tinted SPF 44
A fan of Vanguard’s Pure Tinted SPF 44 is 10-year Vanguard alum and dermatology physician assistant Rachel Frederickson, PA-C. Rachel shares that she “loves Vanguard’s Pure Tinted SPF 44 for all skin types, including patients with sensitive skin. It is a 100% mineral sunscreen that is lightweight, oil-free, and water resistant. A rare combination!”
Another popular option is the EltaMD family of sunscreens. Vanguard co-founder Dr. Vinh Chung, who uses EltaMD UV Clear explains, “I have rosacea and sensitive skin, and I also dislike heavy sunscreens. Thus, this is one of the few sunscreens I can tolerate. It’s also broad-spectrum and high SPF, which I always recommend.”
Dr. Maria Sheron, who specializes in both medical and surgical dermatology, also likes EltaMD, but she prefers the EltaMD Physical. As she puts it, “This is a physical sunscreen that contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3) so it is great for sensitive skin and also contains a slight tint. It does not contain chemical sunscreen. It is cosmetically very elegant and does not leave your skin looking ‘chalky’ or leave a white film. It is SPF 41 and great for daily use.”
Need Help Choosing Your New Favorite SPF?
Sunscreens, like any category of skincare, are available in a wide variety of formulations, textures, consistencies, colors, and applications. If you would like help choosing a sunscreen that fits your unique skin needs, stop by the Vanguard Briargate, Northgate or Pueblo offices. We keep testers on hand so you can find a sunscreen you love.
During the month of May, we also hold our annual sunscreen sale, and this May, 100% of profits are being donated to help Ukrainian refugees.
Early Diagnosis leads to Early Cure for Skin Cancer
In addition to wearing sunscreen, make sure to get an annual skin exam. To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, contact Vanguard today at (719) 355-1585 or complete our simple online appointment request form to have a face-to-face appointment.