Dr. Josephine Futrell, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Avoid a Sunburned Face this Spring — May 2, 2021

Avoid a Sunburned Face this Spring

Some of the worst sunburns I see are in the early Spring. The weather is cool, so it’s easier to stay out longer and not feel uncomfortable until it’s too late. 

So, here are my favorite facial sunscreens. 

  1. Skinceuticals physical fusion UV defense—It even comes tinted and is very light.
  2. Elta UV clear—great for acne prone skin
  3. ZO sunscreen plus primer—a zinc oxide titanium dioxide combo for sensitive skin
  4. Colorescience Sunforgettable— a powdered sunscreen that can be applied over makeup. 

All of these are available at ArkLaTex Dermatology.

3 Common Misconceptions About Sunscreen — May 25, 2020

3 Common Misconceptions About Sunscreen

3 common misconceptions about sunscreen.

1) I don’t need sunscreen when it’s cool outside.  This is absolutely wrong.  May is the month I see the most sunburns, and the reason is because you don’t think about sunscreen if it’s not hot.

2) I don’t need sunscreen if I’m in the shade. Actually, you are still getting about 90% of the normal UV rays.

3) I applied my sunscreen before I left home, so I’m good for the afternoon.  If you’re sweating or in the water, sunscreen is gone in 60 to 90 minutes.

For more good sunscreen advice, talk to your dermatologist.

Summer Skin — May 10, 2019

Summer Skin

Now is the time to get skin fit for summer.  Here are a few tips.  

1) Along with your gentle cleanser, don’t forget to exfoliate. Try Skinmedica AHA/BHA.  

2) Wear sunscreen daily and reapply often. If you need to reapply without taking off your makeup, try Colorscience powdered Sunforgettable (comes in several shades).  

3) An antioxidant is a must to neutralize UV damage. My favorite is still TNS Essential Serum.

4) Use HA5 to daily moisturize, but in the event of sunburn, try epidermal repair cream.  

5) Don’t forget your nightly Retin-A.  

We have all these products available at ArkLaTex Dermatology .

Visit our online store. 

Melanoma Monday — April 5, 2019

Melanoma Monday

Watch our website for information on this event happening at both our ArkLaTex Dermatology locations. Make an appointment, and bring a friend to our free skin cancer screening – 1st Monday in May.

  • SHREVEPORT (318) 212-3440
  • BOSSIER CITY (318) 212-7800

Best Products for the Décolletage (video) — June 8, 2018
May SkinCeuticals Special — May 3, 2018

May SkinCeuticals Special

If you aren’t using sunscreen daily, now’s the time to start. Couple with antioxidant like CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF for maximum benefit. This month only, buy SkinCeuticals antioxidant, get Physical Fusion SPF 50 free! Call today (318) 212-3440. 

Melanoma Monday 2018 — May 1, 2018
Coming Soon: Melanoma Monday — April 29, 2018
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