Interview with Dr. Butani.
It is that time of the year when we want to play in the sun and have fun in the sun. Summer time is always right around the corner. Sun protection is something that we want everyday of the year. Clients with sensitive skin can have the hardest time finding products that will not aggravate their underlying skin conditions. Dr. Butani (dermatologist) has some insight on some of the best sun protection skincare products for sensitive skin.
Q: Out of all the sunscreen products offered on Dermpoint which would you recommend for sensitive skin?
A: EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40, Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream and MyBody Protect & Serve Tinted Sun Shield broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30, MyBody Protect & Serve Sun Shield broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 40 are the best products to use for sensitive skin. Whether you have acne prone skin or rosacea, or easily irritated skin, these products have a light formula that is ideal for daily use and will work with your sensitive skin condition.
Q: Other than providing sun protection, what are the other benefits of using these four products?
A: EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 and the two MyBody Protect & Serve sunscreens have an ultralight formula which is ideal for a daily use and light enough to use after having a peel or a laser procedure done on your skin. The Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream actually has a light green tint, which blend into the skin to neutralize redness caused by irritation or rosacea.
Q: Do these products contain any special ingredients that make them better than the other?
A: EltaMD UV Daily sunscreen has the ingredient zinc oxide which is great for sun protection. Zinc is the perfect ingredient in sunscreens because it is able to maintain its protective ability in the sun and is more photostable than some other chemical ingredients which may degrade. It has the ability to block a wider spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, which results in giving your skin a lot more protection than other sunscreens that do not have this ingredient. Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream contains springwater from a place called Avene, it travels through the Cevennes Mountains and it gradually becomes infused with minerals to give you the perfect balance of mineral composition, which is ideal for sensitive skin. The MyBody Protect & Serve sunscreens are lightweight formulas, ideal for daily use, and it contains antioxidants for added protection for your skin.
Q: Can these be worn with makeup?
A: Yes, all of these are lightweight formulas, which can be worn with makeup. The Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream can be worn under the makeup to neutralize the red tone in your skin before adding anything else. The MyBody Protect & Serve Tinted Sunshield Broad Spectrum sunscreen has a light tint and it can be used as a makeup primer.
Thank you, Dr. Butani, for answering these questions for today. These four are recommended sunscreens to use for sensitive skin and it can be found at Dermpoint. Visit Dermpoint.com to see which sunscreen product is right for you.