Dr Oz: Tips to Prevent Sun Damage
Dr Oz: Does Higher SPF Protect You Better?
Now that we are getting closer to swimsuit season it is more important than ever to protect your skin from harm, but it can often be tricky to know what is best so Dr. Oz is debunking myths to keep you safe this summer.
Truth or Myth? Really high SPF’s protect your skin better. Dr. Tanzi explains this is a myth because there is no direct correlation between the SPF (sun protection factor) in their sunscreen and the amount of protection they are getting. For example, an SPF 15 means you can stay out in the sun 15 times longer than if you had no protection because it blocks out 93% of the harmful UVB rays.
An SPF of 30 would block out 97% and SPF 50 blocks out 98%, so anything over 50 could not provide any additional benefit.
Dr Oz: Sunscreen Application Tips
Another common belief is that the biggest mistake people make with sunscreen is insufficient application, but the question is, is it a myth or is it true? Dr. Tanzi says this statement is true, so she has a few tips for applying sunscreen proper in order to get the best protection.
- Apply about 1 teaspoon of sunscreen to your face and neck.
- Apply an entire shot glass full of sunscreen to the rest of your body, from head to toe.
Dr. Tanzi explains that most people only about about ¼-½ to recommended amount of sunscreen, which means the SPF on their body is less than the SPF on the label.
Dr Oz: Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion Review
Do you think that incidental sun exposure contributes to more long-term skin damage than intentional tanning? If so, you would be correct because incidental sun exposure happens when you go about your daily activities and accumulates over time. Dr. Tanzi says that incidental sun exposure can lead to 80% of a person’s lifetime sun exposure, which is a huge percentage and can cause a great deal of damage.
While most people are good about putting on sunscreen when they plan to spend time in the sun, they often forget to protect themselves at other times, so Dr. Tanzi recommends Eucerin’s Daily Protection Face Lotion. It contains an SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen that also moisturizes your skin without making it greasy.
Dr Oz: Weird Body Tricks
Have you ever seen someone do something so weird with their their body it left you wondering how the heck they did it? Today Dr. Oz invited some of those people to share their wacky skills, including a contortionist named Anna, who managed to squeeze herself into a box on Dr. Oz’s stage.