Title

Sunscreens: An Update.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Publication Title

American journal of clinical dermatology

Abstract

Sunscreens have been widely used by the general public for their photoprotective properties, including prevention of photocarcinogenesis and photoaging and management of photodermatoses. It is important to emphasize to consumers the necessity of broad-spectrum protection, with coverage of both ultraviolet A (320-400 nm) and ultraviolet B (290-320 nm) radiation. This review discusses the benefits of sunscreen, different ultraviolet filters, sunscreen regulations and controversies, the importance of broad-spectrum protection, issues of photostability and formulation, and patient education and compliance.

Medical Subject Headings

Carcinogenesis; Consumer Product Safety; Environmental Pollution; Humans; Patient Compliance; Patient Education as Topic; Skin Aging; Sunscreening Agents; Ultraviolet Rays

PubMed ID

28510141

Volume

18

Issue

5

First Page

643

Last Page

650

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