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A 30-year-old male asked:

If you put sunscreen on your face that also covers your lips will the sunscreen get ingested when drinking from a cup bc cream on lips? is it bad?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not particularly: Most sunscreen products contain chemicals that are considered non-toxic. The minimal amount ingested in the manner you describe would likewise be considered insignificant. Anyone can develop an allergic response to any chemical and or protein material which is a separate issue.
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