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Eryn McIntyre, PA-C

Lindsey Detwiler, PA-C Mike Rains, MD

I tend to see a lot of teenage

I always pack my running hat

acne patients, so summer is

when hitting the pavement in the

Recently, I’ve been recommending a

a

constantly

summer sun because sunscreen

lot of physical sunscreens, especially

protection.

alone cannot stand up to my

EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40. Physical

Many acne medications (Retin-A,

summer sweating. I also love

sunscreens have ingredients (like zinc

doxycycline,

the Colorscience Sunforgettable

oxide) that sit on the surface of the skin

sunscreen

time

when

encouraging

I’m sun

Accutane,

etc.)

refresh

and reflect the sun’s rays. These physical

means they make skin much

my look and make sure I'm

sunscreens have really come a long way

more vulnerable to the sun’s

protected throughout the day.

in recent years. They used to be very

rays. Protection becomes more

The powdered sunscreens are

white and chalky – think of the bright

important for these patients, and

easy to keep in my purse, since

white stripe on a lifeguard’s nose. But

many worry that sunscreen will

they are lightweight and I don’t

newer micronized versions are much

cause them the breakout. I often

need

more cosmetically appealing. And since

are

photosensitizing,

which

suggest sunscreens developed

to

powder

worry

to

about

and spills.

leaks

the ingredients are not absorbed into

specifically for acne-prone skin,

the skin, they’re much less likely to set

like EltaMD UV Clear.

off skin allergies. IN FLUENTIAL 19

May / June 2015 InFluential Magazine  

May / June 2015 InFluential Magazine