Simple Beauty and SPF Usage in the Summer

Protecting the beauty and good health of your skin requires a little knowledge and a lot of care – and the counsel and expertise of a first rate dermatologist like New York’s Dr. Michele S. Green.

“A reader asks, My makeup has SPF – am I protected for poolside play? “Not a chance,” says Dr. Green. You’d have to use four fluid ounces or more of makeup – and entire bottle – to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. A better idea is to use an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen before you apply your makeup.”

“When it comes to protection from poolside sunshine, there’s no substitute (except a hat and the shade!) for a good sunscreen.”