Is Skincare A Scam? A Dermatologist Sets The Record Straight

Dr. Qazi adds, “I am a strong advocate for wearing sunscreen with a high SPF. It is vital to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation. UV-A radiation is strong year-round and isn’t blocked by shade. So basically, you have UV radiation anywhere you have any natural light. An SPF sunscreen blocks the harsher UV-B rays and the sneakier UV-A radiation. Both types of radiation enhance aging, cause burns, and cause hyperpigmentation and liver spots.” According to the CDC, most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to UV radiation. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, around 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun, and those who use SPF 15 or higher regularly reduce the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by about 40%

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