What should I know about using sunscreen if I have discoid eczema?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Sunscreen should play an important role in your daily skin care routine, especially if you have discoid eczema. Applying sunscreen before spending time outdoors lowers your risk for skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, and reapply often. Ask a dermatologist about other steps you can take to protect your skin if you have discoid eczema.

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