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May 25, 2011

How much sunscreen is enough?

sunscreen for sunburnsWhen asked how much sunscreen is enough? Dr. White says, "A shot will do."

Read this article from Skin & Allergy News about how much sunscreen you really should be using. . . you might be surprised!

The article states, "Two tablespoons of sunscreen should cover an adult’s skin surface, he said. And an 8-oz bottle of sunscreen contains 16 tablespoons. Therefore, a family of four at the beach should use one bottle of sunscreen every 2 days, assuming they spend 4 hours a day in the sun (based on American Academy of Dermatology recommendations that sunscreen be applied at least every 2 hours).

Read more about the AAD's recommendations by following this link to the American Academy of Dermatology's information page on sunscreen.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.