Iowa City Dermatology

providing excellent dermatologic care for over 25 years

Iowa City Dermatology

Sunscreen use is an important part of protecting your skin against skin cancer, premature aging, and sunburn.  When selecting a sunscreen, look for the following features:

  • broad spectrum

  • SPF 30 or higher

  • water resistant

  • avoid those which contain insect repellant as these products are best applied separately

  • remember to protect the lips with an SPF 30 lip balm

  • for sensitive skin, products that contain only zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as active ingredients

Tips for application:

  • Use everyday, including cloudy or snowy days

  • Can be applied under makeup and are included in many cosmetics

  • Apply 15-30 minutes before going outdoors

  • Coat skin liberally and rub in thoroughly

  • 1 oz, enough to fill a shot glass, is the amount needed to cover exposed areas of the body properly

  • SPF 30+ lip balm

  • Reapply at least every 2 hours, more often (every 40-80 minutes) if in water, and always after you've towel-dried


269 N 1st Ave, Ste 100, Iowa City, IA, 52245                      319-339-3872 - be sure to leave a message! - *best way to reach us!