Seventeen interview with Dr. Vicki Rapaport – Summer Skin Care

SKN beverly hills lowdown on summer skin care

She’s treated Britney Spears and Demi Moore, and Dr. Vicki Rapaport has shared her tips with CG readers from! Heres a snippet of the interview concerning SKN beverly hills lowdown on summer skin care:

CG!: How does the sun affect acne?

VR: The real scientific answer is that the sun is an immunosuppresant. It does help acne in the first few exposures but over time, that reaction becomes less effective and you can continue breaking out just as before. It dries up the oil glands but they’re also basically calming down our immune system. Your body realizes, “I won’t let the rays suppress me anymore,” so your acne returns.

CG!: Besides wearing SPF at all times, what else do teens need to know about protecting their skin during the summer?

VR: They need to know that when they’re young, that’s when damage occurs. This is the time to protect your skin. Eighty percent of damage we get from the sun we get before we turn 18 years old! To be safe, stay away from sunburns or getting tan. There’s no such thing as a gradual, safe, tanning from the sun. I love swim shirts and hats for the beach.

CG!: What SPF is needed for the whole body even when it isn’t sunny?

VR: SPF means sun protection factor. So think of it this way: If somebody burns in an hour, SPF 30 will protect you 30 times that time it takes you to burn. So, don’t be fooled by overcast days — You can still get lots of UV ray exposure. I would still recommend an SPF of 30 or higher. You won’t need to reapply unless you’re swimming or sweating a lot.


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