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Sun Protection Factor (SPF) – What Is It?

DSP Sunscreen

SPF – Sun Protection Factor

February 14th, 2014

SPF is an important factor when determining what kind of sunscreen to purchase because it tells you how much protection you will be getting. Using a product with an SPF 15, for example, mens skin can be exposed fifteen times longer without burning than skin without protection.  Skin that would normally burn within 5 minutes of exposure can tolerate 75 minutes of exposure without harm when protected.

Always remember that if you are exercising or going swimming, you will need to apply sunscreen more frequently since it will wash off.

We offer some great DSP (Doctors Skin Prescription) sunscreens in our office and if you need help selecting one, any of our staff members will be happy to assist you!  You can also order products to be shipped to your home by calling us at (800) 559-3056.


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