Keep Obagi Between You and the Sun

04.29.2014, 11:09 CDT | Posted In: Prevention & Protection, Skin Care

pink hat woman's back with sunscreen

It is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.1 In addition to increasing your skin cancer risk, not wearing sunscreen to protect your skin can lead to sunburn, brown spots (sun spots) and faster skin aging.2 Startling facts like this reinforce the importance of using a broad spectrum sunscreen* every single day.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, at minimum, a sunscreen should provide broad-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB).3 We also suggest following these skin protection guidelines to help protect you from sun damage:2,3

  • Seek shade, particularly between 10 am and 4 pm
  • Do not let your skin burn
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
  • Cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Use a sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen all over your body 15 minutes before going outside; reapply every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating
  • Every month, examine your skin head to toe for changes
  • Every year, see your physician for a complete skin exam

Obagi has a wide range of sunscreens to ensure that there’s a sunscreen for everyone—because you need protection every day. Review this Obagi® Sunscreen infographic to help guide you through many important sun health facts and be sure to SHARE this blog to help inform your loved ones about the importance of practicing safe sun!

Last updated: 2/26/16



  1. Detect Skin Cancer. American Academy of Dermatology Web site. Accessed April 1, 2014
  2. UV information. The Skin Cancer Foundation Web site. Accessed March 13, 2014.
  3. Sunscreens. American Academy of Dermatology Web site. Accessed March 13, 2014.


*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

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