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    Is Spf 30 enough for Retin A Usage
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    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.....
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    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
    www.TareenDermatology.com


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