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Is Spf 30 enough for Retin A Usage
Giannoni posted:
I use Retin A cream. Wondering how high should the SPF be for
outdoors? I have a light rosacea/erythema condition and am 55 yo.
Thanks for your help! Happy Spring.....
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
The AAD recommends SPF 30 or above. As long as you are re-applying frequently, using the proper amount of sunscreen, and using a hat/ seeking shade, 30 should be sufficient. If not, it does not hurt to do a higher SPF, but I definitely recommend physical blockers over chemical blockers as you will be more sensitive w the retinA

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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