Tag Archives: Sun Safety


Sun Safety Advice for Hunters & Fishermen

I have been a fisherman for 70 years and a hunter for nearly as long. I’d like to be able to say that I have been sun safe for all of that time, but like everyone else in the 1950’s, I didn’t give it much thought during those years. However, I think in 40 years […]


What Sunscreens are Best for Infants?

Infants and young children have an increased sensitivity to sun and UV rays. At the same time, many chemical sunscreens can be irritating to their thin and developing skin and can burn if they get in their eyes. The best options for sunscreens are ones that contain only physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium […]


Southwest Metro Magazine Features Advice from Dr. Reid

Did you see Dr. Reid’s column in Southwest Metro magazine’s July issue? Check out Dr. Reid’s expert advice below! View the full July issue.


Hawaii Sunscreen Ban – What Does it Mean for You?

Hawaii recently enacted a law that will ban several common chemical sunscreens. Although the ban does not take until 2021, many of my patients have been asking me about it. Here are some of the questions that I have heard recently. What chemicals are being banned and why? The Hawaii law will ban the sale […]


SPF: How High Should I Buy?

I often get asked by my patients what Sun Protection Factor (SPF) they should be using and whether the higher SPF (SPF 50+) are really that much better than a SPF 30. The simple answer is to aim for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least a SPF of 30. To break it down: SPF 15 […]

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