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I used cocoa butter lotion on my face and body but i am constantly in the sun, does that make me burn easier? also should i used aloe lotions instead?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
USE SUNSCREEN: Any kind of oil like cocoa butter will magnify the sun's rays and make you more likely to burn. You should use a labeled sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2-3 hours, more often if swimming or sweating. Aloe will help AFTER you burn, but does little to prevent and it is far better never to burn.
Last updated Jul 25, 2015

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