What Sunscreen Would You Recommend, Dr. Gurgen?

It is important to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging UV rays. Often, the use of sunscreen is neglected when the weather begins to cool. However, this is a critical part of skincare regardless of the temperature outdoors. It is still possible for skin to burn during the winter and fall months.

But which sunscreen should you choose? Dr. Gurgen has been reluctant to “market” skincare products at our practice. However, so many patients have questioned Dr. Gurgen and our staff, wanting a professional opinion regarding the best sunscreen. Many of those who have asked for a recommendation are skin cancer patients. Because of this, we now have EltaMD sunscreen products available at our dermatology offices in The Villages and Leesburg.

Not only is the EltaMD sunscreen a favorite among our office professionals, but it is the #1 dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand. It is trusted by many experts in the field of skincare. This product is formulated to protect, renew and heal a variety of skin types.

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum

“This is the product that my family uses when we are enjoying a day in the sun” – Dr. Gurgen.

EltaMD offers a comprehensive line of zinc-based sunscreens for different needs. They consider a variety of conditions, lifestyles, and skin types when formulating their products. The product is noncomedogenic. Meaning, this sunscreen will not clog your pores, keeping your skin free from breakouts. In addition, their products are free of parabens, fragrances, oils, dye, and gluten. It is also sensitivity-free. This allows a large audience of our dermatology patients to use EltaMD sunscreen without complications.

This broad-spectrum SPF is not only valuable for adults but is suitable for children as well. Its gentle formula can be applied to wet or dry skin and rubs in quickly. There is no need to struggle to get every last water drop off you or your children when reapplying at the beach or pool. Additionally, it is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is great for working in the yard or outdoor workouts because of this feature.

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum has an SPF of 47. It is relevant for all skin types due to its pure formula and the absence of harmful substances. It is the ideal daily sunscreen, whether that be for a walk around the block or a fun beach day.

Packing 5 different sunscreens to meet the needs of the whole family is no longer necessary.  This sunscreen is a gentle, lightweight product safe and easy to use for everyone!


  • Zinc Oxide: This compound is a natural mineral. It is an effective ingredient in sunscreen because it reflects UVA and UBV rays.
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C ester): EltaMD is formulated with this antioxidant to help diminish visible signs of aging. It works by reducing free radicals, which are molecules damaging the skin cells.
  • Titanium Dioxide: Like Zinc, this natural mineral also works as a sunscreen agent. It helps to scatter and deflect against UV radiation.

About The EltaMD Company:

Before EltaMD introduced its line of sunscreens, it was known for its wound care and healing products. It was originally used among farmers in Switzerland, and then made its way to the United States in 1988. By 2007, the trusted skincare product expanded with a line of sunscreens relevant for many lifestyles. The mission and commitment of EltaMD is to not only provide great products but give communities the innovation and technology to enjoy the sun safely.

The Sun Bus is a mobile skin cancer screening and safety education program. EltaMD partners with others to provide this service and offer life-saving cancer screenings.

The Importance of Regular Skin Exams

Wearing sunscreen is important, but it is not a guarantee against skin cancer. That is why it is important to have your skin checked at least once a year, and more often if you have had issues in the past. Contact our office today to schedule your annual skin exam in the new year!