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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sunscreen- FAQs!


“If you want to keep your teeth use brush and if you want to keep your skin use sunscreen daily”

Though sunscreen is not the best method of sun protection but they are the best companion once applied they stay with you. So in this article I am highlighting the various queries I face in daily practice regarding the use of sunscreens.



  • Today cosmetic shelf is loaded with hundreds of brands of sunscreen, how do I know which one is best for my skin types?
  • What is SPF?
  • How do I know my sunscreen protects against UVA rays also?
  • What is correct method of applying sunscreen?
  • Should I apply sunscreen to my kids?
  • I have heard that regular use sunscreen can be harmful, is this myth or reality?

.Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken form Google images.

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin.
 Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)