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Pointers With Portela: Sunscreen FAQs


In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc answers frequently asked questions about sunscreen use.

In his most recent "Ask Me Anything" YouTube episode, Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, answers questions he has received from social media about sunscreen use. Topics covered include:

  • The do's and don'ts of SPF
  • Sunscreen reapplication
  • The benefits of SPF 50 or higher
  • Sunscreen causing cancer myth

Questions can be submitted via Portela's TikTok and Instagram channels, or by commenting on his "Ask Me Anything" YouTube episodes.

Opinions expressed are that of Portela and do not express the views or opinions of Dermatology Times®.

Dr Portela's social media channels:


1. @drdustinportela

2. @208SkinDoc

3. @HealthIQPod

Instagram: @drdustinportela

Twitter: @drdustinportela

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