What are the benefits of moisturizers with sun protection?

Diana K. Blythe, MD

The biggest benefit of a moisturizer with sunscreen is that people are more likely to wear daily sunscreen that way. Even though we should wear SPF30 every day, many of us do not. This combination product also has the added benefit of keeping our skin moist. Sunscreens in moisturizer or in make-up are great ideas for busy people.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Clinical research has shown that daily use of moisturizers with sun protection guard skin against harmful ultraviolet radiation, minimizing the risk of skin cancer and the effects of photoaging. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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