Many sunscreens on the market today are loaded with chemicals as their active ingredients. These chemicals absorb into the skin and can cause irritation and skin reactions. Dr. Rosen recommends that you use physical sunscreens instead. These physical sunscreens contain Zinc Oxide\Titanium Dioxide as their main active ingredients. These products also help to decrease your exposure to many environmental chemicals.
For your convenience, all of the sunscreens we carry have Zinc Oxide as their main active ingredient. We also carry several sunscreens made specifically for the face and body that do not leave a white film on your skin. We carry sport sunscreens that are highly water resistant up to 80 minutes, as well as sunscreens specifically formulated for patients with sensitive skin; including those with eczema, rosacea, and other skin conditions. Sunscreens should be at least an SPF 35 and should be reapplied every 2 hours if excessive sweating or swimming.
Another important way to protect your skin is to use a topical antioxidant under your sunscreen. Often, sunscreens are washed or sweated off. Use of a topical antioxidant in addition to your sunscreen will give you added protection that will not wash off. For more information please click on Topical Antioxidants.