Importance of Sunscreen and SPF Protection

The Importance of Sunscreen and SPF Protection

There are many reasons why people should use sunscreen and SPF protection, mainly to ensure that they don’t do damage to their skin. Protection against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is something that more people should consider on a daily basis and not when they are just planning to lay out in the sun. It should be considered daily.  The thought of getting skin cancer should be more than enough reason to protect yourself. SPF protection does range in the strength, while face creams usually have an SPF of 30 or higher, the higher the number, the more protection.

Potential Risks

Long time exposure to the damaging rays of the sun are known to lead to melanoma (skin cancer), the risk of sunburns is increased tremendously, as well as, premature wrinkles and aging.

Sunscreen Application

When choosing the proper sunscreen, you should make sure that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.  If you are going to be out in the sun for prolonged periods of time, and/or are going to be in the water, reapplying frequently will ensure that your skin is being protected, as it should be.

Dr. O’Neill’s practice in Charleston South Carolina offers a wide variety of skincare products that are not only great for everyday use in your daily hygienic regimen, but for your protection against the sun as well.  Dr. O’Neill now offers the Ultra Shield Lotion by Epionce, by using this product, the potential for UV radiation damage no longer has to be a concern. It is an SPF 50 and a super-light, non-greasy, broad-spectrum lotion that protects your skin from the sun without the “white” residue. Additionally, it is comprised of antioxidants as well, and exudes anti-inflammatory qualities.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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