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why does my skin hurt when i put on sunscreen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Jul 27, 2019

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