The Importance of Sunscreen

A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes when we visually process something, it sticks with us in memory.

There is a photo from an article in NEJM where a truck driver, exposed to sun on the left side of the face over many years shows dramatic asymmetric dermatoheliosis. The aging difference is not in years, but in decades! So make sure to wear your broadspectrum sunscreen!

Here is a good checklist for sifting through the hundreds of sunscreens available on the market.

Author
Raminder Saluja, MD

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