You may have tired of hearing WHAM’s “Last Christmas” this time of year. Equally as repetitive (but certainly more vital to your health) is dermatologists’ ongoing chorus of reminders to wear sunscreen. Sun damage can be both cosmetic and medical, deepening wrinkles, causing brown spots to appear, and drying out the skin while at the same time damaging cells and increasing a person’s risk of developing skin cancer or pre-cancers, such as actinic keratoses.
This blog alone is packed with posts that focus on the importance of wearing an adequate sunscreen in Beverly Hills and beyond, whether the sun is shining or clouds are looming. Many more at least mention that potentially lifesaving tip.
The very fact that it can be lifesaving is the reason physicians who specialize in skin beauty and health repeat themselves so often.
While modern skin cancer treatments are more effective than ever before—giving today’s patients unparalleled opportunities to not just preserve their health, but to maximize their cosmetic results, too—the best offense truly remains the best defense.
After considerable research and years of practical application, the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team is united in recommending ISDIN’s Eryfotona Actinica® as a sunscreen of choice. It has a lot going for it, including a non-greasy formula and a powerful sun protection factor of more than 50.
Because we appreciate multitasking in this busy time, we also love it for its ability to actively repair sun damage. It heals actinic lesions as it protects against future damage. This season, we consider that to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.