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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why does my skin hurt when i put on sunscreen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Is your skin: dry or sunburned? Overly dry skin is not as good a barrier against preservatives or chemicals in lotions or other products (as compared to skin that is more intact). As a result, some of these may get through to more sensitive areas of tissue/skin.
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