Repeated unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays causes tanning, burning, skin damage, eye damage, and skin cancer. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is thought to be associated with severe UVB sunburns that occur before the age of 20.

One of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun is to cover up and shield skin from UV rays. Wearing sunscreen is also the best prevention for aging skin.


  1. Apply sunscreen whenever you will be in the sun. For best results, apply it about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside.
  2. Don’t forget about ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck. Protect lips with an SPF 30 lip balm.
  3. Apply sunscreen generously — dermatologists recommend using 1 ounce (enough to fill a shot glass) to cover the exposed areas of the body.
  4. Reapply sunscreen often, about every 2 hours. Reapply after sweating or swimming
  5. Apply a water-resistant sunscreen if around water or swimming. Water reflects and intensifies the sun’s rays. Be sure to reapply sunscreen when coming out of the water.
  6. Don’t worry about making a bottle of sunscreen last. Stock up, and throw out any sunscreen that is past its expiration date or that you have had for 3 years or longer.

Tizo Solar protection 3

One of our BEST selling sunscreens in the clinic, Tizo Solar Protection is:

  • Highly effective in photo protection
  • Anhydrous and non-comedegnic
  • Soothing after skincare procedures
  • has a silky, smooth feel with matte finish

TIZO products offered at the Arbutus Laser Center:
TIZO3 SPF 40 (tinted)
TIZO Ultrazinc (non-tinted) SPF 40
TIZO Gentle Mineral SPF 50+


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Vivier Sunscreens

This pharmaceutical grade water-based facial sunscreen provides true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB.

  • Provides daily UV protection for environmentally challenged skin
  • Elegant formulation optimal for use either alone or under makeup
  • Great for all skin types including oily or acne-prone skin
  • Ideal for use post-procedure or with photosensitive medications
  • Light, sheer, water-based formula absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, PABA-free and recommended by physicians

Vivier Sunscreens offered at Arbutus Laser Center:
Vivier Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Vivier Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 45


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