1. Choose a sunsceen with an SPF of 30 or higher and that provides broad-spectrum coverage which means you are protected from UVA and UVB rays

2. Sunscreen should always be applied as the last step in your morning routine before your make-up

3. Look for sunscreens containing Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide

BONUS: If your sunscreen also contains Iron oxide you are also protected from visible light!

4. Sun damage doesn't only occur in the summer, therefore you should apply sunscreen all year-round

5. Darker skin types have a protected SPF factor of only 6-8, therefore it is important to still wear sunscreen even if you have darker skin. 

6. Choose a sunscreen with a texture that you love! The best kind of sunscreen is the one you will want to apply every day


At Contour Dermatology and Cosmetics we carry 3 different types of sunscreens!

Schedule your appointment today to see which sunscreen best benefits you!

Phone: (805) 491-5992

Dr. Mayha Patel Dr. Patel diagnoses conditions affecting the hair, skin, and nails, which often have a large impact on your self-image and confidence. Using exams, blood tests, biopsies, and other approaches, Dr. Patel frequently diagnoses eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, acne, and various types of skin cancer creating an individualized treatment plan with each patient’s needs in mind. In addition, as a board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patel has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and knowledge in numerous state of the art interventional procedures in cosmetic dermatology such as botox®, fillers, microneedling, kybella, and thread lifts. Dr. Patel also specializes in facial contouring, concierge cosmetics, and laser based procedures. Dr. Patel frequently uses her dual wavelength laser system for treatment, as well as UV light therapies, prescription medications, and topical products with proven results.

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