Health Hint

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint deals with sunscreen for people with sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin should not keep you from wearing sunscreen, especially during the summer months when more time is spent outside. An allergy may occur to either the sunblock chemicals themselves, or to fragrances or preservatives in the product. Rather than not wear sunscreen, look for brands that are fragrance-free and that contain physical, instead of chemical, sunblock ingredients. Physical sunscreen ingredients include only zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.”

Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology