Are Sunscreens Safe?

Are Sunscreens Safe?

Chemical sunscreens are a hot topic in the media. New research seems to suggest that some chemical sunscreens may be absorbed into the body. However, further research is needed to validate these early findings and determine if such absorption results in any impact on our health. There are chemicals in everything we use on our skin plus in the foods we eat. So which, if any, of these chemicals are absorbed, and what does that mean for our health? More research is needed to answer these questions.

What we do know for certain is that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and tanning beds causes skin cancer. In addition, outside of your age, the sun is the leading cause of premature aging your skin, causing wrinkles and brown spots. The most important defense against these harmful rays is to avoid UV light. Your primary means of defense are to seek the shade and wear sun protective clothing. Sunscreen should be applied to skin that is exposed to the sun’s damaging rays.

If you are concerned about the reports of chemicals in sunscreens:

  1. Seek the shade.
  2. Wear wide brimmed hats and protective clothing.
  3. Choose a physical sunscreen with at least SPF 30 that has ZINC and TITANIUM as the active ingredients.

Say Yes To Sun Protection

Summer Sun = Summer Promos!

Play it safe in the sun this summer thanks to our sunscreen promotion, valid now through August 1. Buy any two sunscreens, and get a FREE tube of EltaMD SPF lip balm — a $10 value!

Purely Physical SPF 47

This offer includes our recently debuted George Dermatology Purely Physical SPF 47. This elegant, lightweight sunscreen is chemical-free, with 10% zinc and 5.5% titanium, and water resistant.

Kid Stick SPF 40

Plus, a fan favorite (including Dr. George’s own 9-year-old son) is the Kid Stick SPF 40. It’s an easy-to-apply roll-on in a lightweight tube. Get three — one for your car, one for your swim bag, and one for your purse.

EltaMD Lip Balm

Our patients love the EltaMD Lip Balm SPF 31 with 5% zinc. It’s fragrance-free and paraben-free to protect dry, chapped lips. When it comes to sun protection, we often neglect our lips. Unfortunately, excessive sun exposure on the lips can result in a deadly form of skin cancer.

When you purchase two sunscreens, get your FREE tube of EltaMD Lip Balm at George Dermatology today and start protecting your lips ASAP!

If you think your skin is suffering from sun damage, contact George Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mary Noël George!

What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr Katherine M. Moritz is the bomb-diggity!!! She’s very professional, kind, and most of all caring for my concerns and needs. Today, I walked out of her office with my son in my arms in tears of joy. She removed a cyst on my eyelid that had been there for over a year now. In a matter of seconds, she painlessly had it removed. When I looked in the bathroom mirror, I ran back into her office thanking the staff and giving her my gratitude and thanks. I swear, I cried when I got into my car all over again. This place is a whole vibe, they are culturally competent, and she’s helping me live my wishes in my 40’s, that I had in high school. Dr. Moritz is like the fountain of youth, she’s reversing my aging and I feel more confident in myself than I did in my 20’s.

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