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After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Ideally you would: Use a lotion or cream that contains some form of sunscreen. Since this is a sensitive part when your hair is removed, you'll want to be extra careful about a sunburn in this area. Aim for a sunscreen on the order of at least SPF 30 or more. Best of luck.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dr. Souhard is correct! Re-apply sun screen every hour too. Oftener if you're sweating or swimming. A lightweight hat is often cooler than lotions, which prevent sweating (the body's way of cooling off).
Oct 15, 2015
Last updated Oct 31, 2015


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