A 25-year-old female asked:
Physical or chemical sunscreens? and what are good choices for face and body sun protection products?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 20 years experience
Depends: I recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include paba derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates for uvb absorption; benzophenones for shorter-wavelength uva protection; and avobenzone, ecamsule, and titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining uva spectrum.
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