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Morgan Angelique Owens,

Chief Creative Beauty Consultant

Myth buster: Darker skin tones don’t need to wear sunscreen. This is a big RED FLAG (myth). Sunscreen should be used daily and for all skin types.  I’ve asked Lexi, Aesthetic manager & esthetician at HerMD for her best advice on sunscreen.

How often should we be reapplying sunscreen? Products you would recommend?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology the application of sunscreen should be applied 15 prior to going outdoors while also making sure to reapply every 2 hours. Did you know there are sunscreen application tattoos that you can put on prior to lathering up and by covering the tattoo with the sunscreen it will appear to change colors when you are due to reapply. 

Recommendations for sunscreen vary on the skin type. However, two of my favorites are the ZO skin health Smart tone SPF and Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF. For recommendations over the counter – La Roche Posay is forever a great Go to! 

What are the warning signs of skin cancer? 

ABCDE – What does that mean?

A. Asymmetrical: Does the mole or spot have an irregular shape with two parts that look very different?

B. Border: Is the border irregular or jagged?

C. Color: Is the color uneven?

D. Diameter: Is the mole or spot larger than the size of a pea?

E. Evolving: Has the mole or spot changed during the past few weeks or months?

If you ever have any concerning spots – seeing your dermatologist is highly recommended. 

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