Despite all the awareness campaigns stressing the importance of protecting your skin from the sun, the number of skin cancer cases in Canada continues to rise. We can never say this enough: sun rays are harmful for your skin, always protect yourself against them.
With the ever-expanding array of sunscreens available today, it is difficult to know which one to choose. SPF, filters, textures, formats, UVA protection – your pharmacist can help you choose the best product for your skin and your needs.
Choosing the best sunscreen
Choosing the right sunscreen may not be as easy as one thinks. UVA, UVB, SPF, photostabilty and water resistant: these are just some of the terms you’re likely to encounter. Let’s try to clear things up!
ADVICE ON PRODUCTS
If you don’t know which sunscreen meets your needs best in terms of lifestyle and skin type, don’t be shy to ask your pharmacist!
Questions on mosquito repellent, sunscreens or rehydration solutions? Your pharmacist can help you pick the best products for your personalized summer kit.
If you are allergic to certain components of your medication, your pharmacist can find allergy-free formulations as a substitution.
The pharmacy services presented in this section are offered by pharmacist owners who are affiliated with Uniprix. The pharmacists are solely responsible for the professional activities carried out during the practice of pharmacy. These services are offered in participating pharmacies only. Certain fees and conditions may apply.
* The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.