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INFORM ME SKINCARE PROTECT YOUR SHELL OIL OF OLAY COMPLETE DEFENSE SPF 30 Lotion

BY EMILY LUFT

CLINIQUE CITY BLOCK SPF 15 + 25 Face

ACNE PRONE SKIN/WATERPROOF

DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, a lot of questions arise about skincare. Dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob from Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology dispels some common sunscreen myths. MOISTURIZER + SUNBLOCK

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TRUE/FALSE 1 The higher the SPF, the longer you are protected. False. SPF stands for ‘sun protecting factor’ and represents the ability to decrease UVB ray exposure. If you use SPF 50, you’re not protected twice as long as someone wearing SPF 25. No matter the SPF you use, it’s important to re-apply every one to two hours. TRUE/FALSE 2 All day sunscreen and waterproof sunscreen are more effective than regular sunscreen. False. There is no such thing as an all day sunscreen. Sunscreen, no matter the SPF, must be re-applied every couple of hours. Waterproof sunscreen is not waterproof but rather is water resistant. It is more effective in the water, but must be re-applied regularly. TRUE/FALSE 3 Wearing a t-shirt is the equivalent of wearing sunscreen. False. A regular t-shirt has the SPF of about four.

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TRUE/FALSE 4 People with darker complexions don’t burn. False. Anyone, regardless of complexion, can burn. Everyone needs sunscreen.

TRUE/FALSE 5 The more you use a tanning bed, the higher your risk of skin cancer. True. Tanning beds are carcinogenic. The first time you use a tanning bed, you increase your risk by 70 percent. TRUE/FALSE 6 Spray tans are safer than tanning beds. True. Spray tans and tanning lotions are the safest way to achieve a tan look. DR. JACOB’S ADVICE

+ Buy sunscreen with zinc oxide. The components don’t break down as fast in the sun. + Use SPF 30 and above. + Use one ounce of sunscreen every time you apply, which is enough to fill up a shot glass. PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS Waterproof sunscreen for acne-prone skin: +Clinique City Block SPF 15, 20, 30 Moisturizer with sunblock. +Oil of Olay Complete Defense SPF 30 for oily skin. +Estee Lauder Advanced Sun Care SPF 15 Broad Spectrum Sunblock: +Skinceuticals SPF 30 (chemical free) Broad Spectrum + Waterproof Sunblock

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ME: IN FOCUS Magazine 'S' Issue (July/August) 2010  

Dear Readers, Welcome to the long awaited S issue - the double issue that celebrates everything S, everything summer. My favorite season, su...

ME: IN FOCUS Magazine 'S' Issue (July/August) 2010  

Dear Readers, Welcome to the long awaited S issue - the double issue that celebrates everything S, everything summer. My favorite season, su...