How to choose a sunscreen

The sun’s rays are one of the most common triggers for rosacea.

Use sunscreens regularly to limit flare-ups and help protect the skin from the sun’s rays. Avoiding the sun during peak hours, and wearing hats and sun protective clothing will also help.

Look for sunscreens that are:
• SPF 30 or higher with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection
• Non-oily, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and labelled for sensitive skin.

Non-chemical, mineral sunscreens containing micronized zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are less irritating to the skin. These sunscreens work by reflecting sunlight and are not absorbed into the skin.

*Before applying any new products to your face, rub a small amount on your inner forearm, neck or just in front of the ears and check for a reaction up to a day later.

Have a wonderful, sun-safe summer!

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