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A Note on Sunscreen

Looking for a good sunscreen that will be effective can be overwhelming when you are looking at several brands on the shelf. Dr. Carl Thornfeldt recommends using an anti-inflammatory sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.  He strongly recommends Epionce™ Daily Shield Lotion for the face and Epionce™ Ultra Shield Lotion for the body. You can find these Epionce products in Fruitland, Idaho, at CT Derm, as well as at some med-spas, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices.  If you are looking for a sunscreen you can pick up at the store, we recommend Neutrogena 100, Bull Frog, Blue Lizard, Badger Balm, and Aveeno. 

Our providers recommend that you apply two layers of sunscreen to sun-exposed skin 30 minutes apart every morning. When applying sunscreen, don’t forget your ears, lips, eyelids, scalp, and tops of your feet. These are commonly missed places. 

It is important to make sure the sunscreen you buy has safe ingredients. Research being done is showing that a lot of common chemicals used in sunscreens are threatening the health of coral reefs and marine life in the oceans. These ingredients are ecamsule, octocrylene, hemocrylene, benzophenone, and avobenzone. Ingredients that are safe to use are titanium dioxide, zinc, and homosalate. 

We recommend using a lotion or gel-based sunscreen because they are easy to rub into the skin, and you get an even distribution. Spray sunscreens are not recommended, because you do not get an even amount of sunscreen and it does not get rubbed in evenly. For application, a shot-glass-size amount of sunscreen should be used to cover all sun-exposed areas. You should reapply sunscreen every two hours when in the sun for long periods of time. Benefits of applying sunscreen correctly are to prevent skin cancer, sunburns, and premature aging.

It is important to apply sunscreen every day, even during the winter months, to protect your skin against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays that penetrate through clouds. 

Want more advice on sunscreen, skincare products, and sun protection? Contact CT Derm by calling 208.452.7450 or contact us online.

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Epionce Skincare

As a clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt created Epionce® to be the science-backed solution to specific skin concerns. Decades of research went into the physician-strength, clinically tested skincare line, which uses botanical ingredients to boost the skin barrier, improve radiance, and more.

Here is What our Patients Think

All of the interaction with the staff, technicians and doctors have been professional and friendly. The staff is efficient, the wait times are minimal, and the care is exceptional. I highly recommend CTDerm.

Wade W. (Patient since 2019)

I have known from a distance that Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff were very good. But in just one visit, I realize that I had underestimated how good they are. Our son and daughter's skin issues, as well as my own, were not noticed by our dermatologist where we live. It was fully worth the trip from Florida.

Robert H. (patient since 2016)

My experience with Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff has been nothing but pleasurable. The staff are friendly and helpful going the extra mile to meet the patients needs. Dr. Thornfeldt is dedicated to the care of his patients, actively listening and responding as he seeks to see the bigger picture.

Dezra. R (patient since 2019)

The staff at CT Derm is very friendly and helpful. I found the visit very comfortable. Dr. Thornfeldt is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and understanding. I am a former patient of his from when he had an office in Nampa, but due to improved skin issues and major life changes, -- a divorce and move, I didn't follow him to his Fruitland office. After over 12 years, and new skin problems, I knew it was time make the drive. I trust him completely and appreciate his experience and expertise.

Ellen S. (patient since 2018)

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