Wear Your Vitamins
"I use an over-the-counter topical vitamin C cream that has a 30% concentration. It's a wonderful antioxidant that helps my skin repair itself from sun damage. Plus, it has natural sunscreen properties in it, so combining it with my daily SPF has a synergistic effect."—Arlene Noodleman, MD, medical director of the Age Defy Dermatology and Wellness Center, Campbell, Calif.
We are often advised to wear a sunscreen when going out in the sun. Sun protection is essential, especially to prevent skin cancers, sunburn and premature aging. But, chemical sunscreens can have side effects and pose risks due to some medications used in them such as tetracyclines, sulfa drugs, phenothiazines etc.
How To Use Suncream
Apply the sunscreen all over the exposed skin.
You must do this 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
It is advised to re-apply the sunscreen after swimming, sweating etc.
Even if you are indoors, keep re-applying sunscreen after every 4 hours.