Dermatologists Jeremy Brauer and Michelle Henry debunk 12 myths about sunscreen and sun care. They talk about the effects of getting sunburned, whether getting a base tan will protect you, and what to look for in sunscreen. They also explain that protecting your skin from the sun is a comprehensive plan — it requires a combination of sunscreen, shade structures, SPF clothing, hats, and sunglasses.
Brauer is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon at Spectrum Skin and Laser. He sees patients with skin cancers, general medical dermatology concerns, and cosmetic concerns. You can learn more about his work here: https://www.drjeremybrauer.com/
Henry is a board-certified dermatologist and skin-cancer surgeon at Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan. She specializes in high-risk skin cancers, lasers, aesthetics, and general dermatology. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.skinaestheticsurgery.com/
0:44 A higher SPF is always better.
1:30 You can have a "healthy tan."
2:30 Getting a base tan will protect you from a sunburn later on.
3:12 You can’t get sunburned in the shade.
3:37 You only need sunscreen if you’re going outside.
4:14 I’m covered–I applied sunscreen on my face, arms and legs.
4:59 Getting sunburned once is harmless.
6:14 The sun is strongest when it’s hottest.
7:18 People with darker skin don’t need sunscreen.
8:32 All sunscreen works the same.
10:21 You don’t need sunscreen if your makeup has SPF.
11:24 You won’t get enough vitamin D if you use sunscreen.
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