What type of facial sunscreen should you use?
Here at the Mobley MD Utah Facial Plastic Surgery network, our patients often ask Dr. Mobley and the professional aesthetic artists of the Beauty Now team for product recommendations. People want to know how to take care of their skin, and we’re always happy to share information about our favorite products.
When it comes to facial sunscreen, everyone on our team turns to one brand — EltaMD.
EltaMD broad-spectrum sunscreens are effective at preventing sunburn, they reduce the risk of skin cancer and can help prevent early, sun-related signs of aging. Several formulations of EltaMD sunscreen are available, each tailored for specific skin types.
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen
With a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 45, this EltaMD sunscreen offers a strong shield against sun exposure along with vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid — ingredients that promote healthier, younger-looking skin. Available in a tinted or untinted airless pump spray, the oil-free UV clear formula is well-suited for anyone who’s prone to acne breakouts, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
EltaMD UV Elements Facial Sunscreen
UV Elements is a physical EltaMD sunscreen that’s gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This moisturizing SPF 44 formulation with hyaluronic acid and antioxidant protection is also ideal for sun protection after facial procedures. The easy-to-spread, tinted base has a universal shade that complements most skin tones.
EltaMD UV Physical Facial Sunscreen
The lightly tinted UV Physical formula is a perfect choice for anyone with extra-sensitive skin, and it works well for post-procedure sun protection. This SPF 41 EltaMD sunscreen offers chemical-free, natural antioxidant protection and helps guard against early signs of aging.
EltaMD UV Daily Facial Sunscreen
For superior hydration in normal or combination skin and for sun protection after facial procedures, the UV Daily Facial formulation is highly effective. Offered in tinted and untinted versions, this EltaMD sunscreen contains hyaluronic acid to decrease wrinkles and boost skin hydration.
EltaMD UV Facial Sunscreen
Developed for normal to dry skin, the SPF 30+ UV Facial formulation is recommended for daily use and as post-procedure sun protection. Available in a tube or jar, this EltaMD sunscreen is preferred for its silky smooth feel on the skin and its effective antioxidant protection.
EltaMD UV Lip Balm
Sun protection is important for the lips too, and the ultra-moisturizing UV Lip Balm is perfect for all skin types. With hydromanil for immediate and long-term relief for dry, chapped lips and defense against sun exposure, this transparent SPF 31 EltaMD sunscreen balm goes on easily for frequent reapplications.
Every EltaMD sunscreen provides UVA/UVB sun protection. All of the formulations are fragrance-free, paraben-free, noncomedogenic and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Mobley and the aesthetic artists of the Beauty Now team are big fans of the EltaMD sunscreen line of products, but no sunscreen is right for everyone. For personalized advice and assistance in choosing the right facial sunscreen, consult with the Mobley MD Utah Facial Plastic Surgery team. To schedule an appointment, contact our Salt Lake City office today.
NOTE: The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for personal advice from an experienced cosmetic surgeon.