Preventative & protective skin care

Dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD, shares advice for parents on the importance of having your child use sunscreen and how to choose the best sunscreen for your child
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Preventative & protective skin care

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I often find myself telling parents that it is more important to teach your child to apply sunscreen than it is to brush their teeth. Skin cancer kills one person every hour in the U.S. and tooth decay does not. The most important thing to do for your skin is to insure your children are applying sunscreen. All people over the age of six months need to put sunscreen every day, whatever the weather and no matter what your skin tone is. If you are outside, sunscreen should be applied every one to two hours to continue protection. When you are picking a sunscreen, you need to make sure you pick one that has a minimum of SPA 30 and that it covers UVA and UVB protection.

Dermatologist Karyn Grossman, MD, shares advice for parents on the importance of having your child use sunscreen and how to choose the best sunscreen for your child

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Karyn Grossman, MD

Dermatologist

Karyn Grossman, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology in Santa Monica, CA and New York City. Her offices are "home" to thousands of elite patients with the highest of standards. Dr. Grossman attended a highly competitive, accelerated six-year premedical and medical program at Boston University and completed her residency and fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Grossman has been featured in many broadcast and print media outlets to provide consumers expert information on cosmetic procedures, skin care and sun protection. Some television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, the Martha Stewart Show, and The Doctors. She has been listed as one of the top cosmetic surgeons by Town & Country, Vogue, C Magazine, More Magazine, The New York Times, and L.A. Confidential. 

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