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Systemic photoprotection: a valuable addition to topical sun protection

Expert
Prof. Salvador González Rodriguez, University of Alcala de Henares, Spain
Conference
EADV 2019

Systemic sun protection is an interesting additional way to shield the at-risk group. A fern extract has shown promising results for this indication due to its strong antioxidant properties [1].

“Oral photoprotective agents do not substitute but complement conventional photoprotection,” said Prof. Salvador González Rodriguez (University of Alcala de Henares, Spain). An additional protection, in particular for high-risk groups, is necessary due to the limitations of topical sunscreens: they are re-applied to infrequently, the quantity of the applied product is usually too small, and they are subject to unnoticed removal by perspiration [2,3]. Although wearing protective clothing and applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 are still the most reliable methods of sun protection, this might not be sufficient for high-risk groups. “The problem with topical sunscreen is that there is no universal applicatio...



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