A member asked:

19yr old gal oily skin type wid acne.wen i put any sunscreen my temp. rises i feel hot n skin becomes red i use spf 15.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Skin sensitivity: You may be sensitive to -- or even allergic to -- some of the chemicals in the sun screen you're using. This is not uncommon. Possible culprits may be ingredients like paba and benzophenones -- one of the most common causes of sunscreen-induced contact dermatitis. Check your labels and see what's in the stuff you're rubbing onto your skin. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may be less irritating.

Answered 12/9/2013



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