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How can sunscreen help with sun-damaged skin?

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Sunscreen doesn’t just protect you from UV rays. It gives skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some sun damage. Choose an SPF 30 sunscreen labeled “broad-spectrum” -- meaning it guards against the rays that cause wrinkles and brown spots -- and use it every day.

SOURCES:

Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Repair (and Even Reverse) Signs of Sun Damage.”

Arielle Kauvar, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Oyetakin-White, P. , January 2015. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Cosgrove, M. , October 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fruits and Veggies—More Matters. “Best of: Vitamin C.”

Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Crane, J. , April 2015. Aging Cell

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Repair (and Even Reverse) Signs of Sun Damage.”

Arielle Kauvar, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Oyetakin-White, P. , January 2015. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Cosgrove, M. , October 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fruits and Veggies—More Matters. “Best of: Vitamin C.”

Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Crane, J. , April 2015. Aging Cell

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 11, 2017

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