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After cleansing your skin, protect it daily from the sun and other environmental factors. Use a moisturizing sunscreen with zinc oxide (at least 7%) and a SPF 30 for UVA and UVB coverage year-round.

Wearing sunscreen with protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants and wide-brimmed hats, while avoiding the sun's peak ultraviolet rays (from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.), may provide some protection against premature aging and skin cancer.

From: Skin Care Tips for Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Beyond Botox, Ben and Howard Kominsky, 2006. 

Patientsuptodate.com web site: "Patient Information: Acne." 

American Academy of Dermatology website: "How Dry I Am" and "Face Facts." 

SkinCarePhysicians.com web site: "AcneNet: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Acne Treatment."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES: 

Beyond Botox, Ben and Howard Kominsky, 2006. 

Patientsuptodate.com web site: "Patient Information: Acne." 

American Academy of Dermatology website: "How Dry I Am" and "Face Facts." 

SkinCarePhysicians.com web site: "AcneNet: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Acne Treatment."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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