Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte believes in maximizing sun protection to minimize all the proven negative effects of the sun including: painful, sunburned skin, skin cancer, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, dilated blood vessels, and changes in the texture of the skin that make skin look older.

A Physical Sunblock offers the best protection from the sun as it reflects sun off your skin. Your sunblock should primarily be composed of Zinc oxide (now transparent) and/or Titanium Dioxide as found in Elta MD, and ZO Medical brands. Apply 15 – 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every 2 hours while exposed to the sun, especially when playing, gardening, swimming or doing any other outdoor activities. Sunblocks should not be used to increase the time spent in sunlight.

Elta MD provides broad spectrum coverage with zinc oxide in combination with other UVB chemical sunscreens to optimally minimize sun damage. We recommend the following:

EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41

  • 9% Zinc Oxide & 7% Titanium Dioxide; chemical free
  • Ideal for very sensitive skin and children
  • Antioxidants to neutralize free radicals to help prevent sun damage
  • Lightly tinted

EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40

  • 9% Zinc Oxide; 7/5% Octinoxate
  • Light, sheer daily facial moisturizer with UV protection
  • Hyaluronic acid to increase skin smoothness, softness and decrease wrinkles

EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45

  • 9% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate
  • Great for all skin types, especially oily or acne-prone skin
  • Provides oil-free protection for the face or body

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

  • 9% Zinc Oxide and Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
  • Calms and protects sensitive, acne-prone skin
  • Very lightweight, oil-free formula leaves no residue on skin’s surface

EltaMD UV Spray SPF 45

  • The only spray-on sunscreen with zinc oxide (9.3%) as an active ingredient. Also contains Octinoxatae 7.5%
  • Provides fast and easy face and body coverage

EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50

  • 9% Zinc Oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate, 5.0% Octisalate
  • Won’t rinse off in water or drip into eyes when sweating

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