We've heard people say, unequivocally, that sunscreens just aren't safe. Dr. Schultz will share his take on this one and respond to these concerns.
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Dr. Neal Schultz: Hello, I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to DermTV. I've heard stories and I'm sure you have also that say sunscreens aren't safe or sunscreens cause cancer and this just is not true. First of all, it's alleged that some of the chemicals in sunscreens can be dangerous. This isn't true, it's never been proven and there are no dangerous chemicals in sunscreens. Particularly, with the new physical blocker sunscreens that we have today, which have zinc and titanium nothing could be safer. In terms of the reasoning that, with sunscreens you stay out longer in the sun and the longer you're out in the sun, the more damage you can get, you're certainly going to get much less damage from sun exposure if you're using sunscreen than if you're not using it, so it's a no-brainer. Use your sunscreens everyday and use one with an SPF of between 15 and 30. Please join me again at dermtv.com. If you have a question please send me by visiting dermtv.com/question. I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.