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Why Are People Still Not Wearing Daily SPF?

Written by: Ildiko Juhasz



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Dr. Alanen, a board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer specialist, along with Ildiko Juhasz, founder of Revoderm and laser clinician at, discuss the importance of SPF, what they see in patients, and their sunscreen recommendations and treatments for sun damage.

Why Do People Not Wear Daily SPF?

Dr. Alanen believes it’s due to a lack of information.

“There is a common misconception and lack of information that sunscreen is only necessary for people with fair skin or only important if you engage in excessive outdoor activities in bright, +30°C sunshine. Many don’t realize skin damage can occur even on a cloudy day.”

Ildiko Juhasz also believes there is confusion around SPF factors and types of sunscreen.

“Many clients are concerned about using sunscreen because they fear the chemicals will penetrate their bodies. They don’t realize they can use chemical-free sunscreens instead.”

People are often unaware of the power of UV damage that can occur even on a normal cloudy or rainy day. It’s crucial to educate on the importance of daily SPF use, regardless of weather conditions.

Common Concerns About Sunscreens

Dr. Alanen adds that due to a lack of awareness, patients often don’t understand that every skin type has an equal risk of skin cancer. Long-term exposure to UVA and UVB rays can lead to premature aging, sunspots, wrinkles, and eye damage.

Ildiko shares insights from her clients:

“Many clients complain about the texture or smell of sunscreens, white casts, oily skin, large pores, and acne breakouts caused by regular over-the-counter sunscreens. Hearing these concerns daily and witnessing the confusion around sunscreen brands led me to develop the Age Defy line.”

The confusion regarding chemical versus mineral sunscreen and the overwhelming number of options can be daunting. This is why Revoderm’s mineral sunscreen, Age Defy, is 100% chemical-free, environmentally friendly, coral safe, and developed locally in Calgary, Canada. It aims to prevent skin cancer and sun damage, protect with Venuceane (a heat-activated powerful antioxidant), and reverse sun damage, pigmentation, and wrinkles. This innovative sunscreen goes on liquid and dries matte or glowing, based on the version.

Sun Damage Treatment Options

Many of Dr. Alanen's skin cancer patients have concerns about sun damage treatment options. At, we offer various treatments to address the effects of sun damage, including skin cancer detection using advanced technologies like Mole Mapping, as well as skin cancer removal surgeries.

Ildiko specializes in non-surgical laser treatments for sun damage, wrinkles, non-invasive blepharoplasty, non-surgical lower face and neck lifts, laser resurfacing, and laser treatments for skin cancer prevention. With over 20 years of clinical experience, her treatments can significantly rejuvenate the skin, often requiring only one to three sessions.

Holistic Sun Protection Tips

It's not just about sunscreen. We always educate our patients to cover their chest, neck, and hands, not just the face.

Additionally, use SPF clothing, stay in the shade between 1:00-4:00 PM, wear good quality polarized sunglasses, and a wide-brim hat. Enjoy your summer safely and protect your skin.

Ildiko Juhasz and Dr. Ken Alanen

Ildiko Juhasz + Dr. Ken Alanen, Revoderm Founders

Revoderm Pharma is a leading skincare brand dedicated to providing revolutionary, dermatologist-developed skincare solutions. Our products are meticulously crafted to offer maximum protection and skin benefits, ensuring that your skin remains healthy, glowing, and acne-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve had stubborn cystic, hormonal acne for years. Can Revoderm help with that?

Absolutely! Acne is one of the top concerns our customers have online or in our clinic. Our specialists and dermatologist will help with a customized online consult and treatment plan.

Can you help with other medical skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis?

Our private consults can help with acne, anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, and hair loss. If you suspect you have another issue, contact your local dermatologist.

Do I have to part with all of my existing skincare products?

We get it–you invested your time and money on your current skincare routine. However, in order for us to fulfill our promise to you and help you achieve your best skin possible, you must follow our recommendations, which includes products, routine, and prescriptions. We want to make sure everything you’re putting on your skin is working for, and not against, you.

If I get a topical prescription from the dermatologist, can I still use Revoderm skincare products?

Definitely! Revoderm formulas are all medical-grade and developed by a dermatologist, which means they work in harmony with Rx products. (You can’t say the same for random OTC/department store skincare.)

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