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Active Sunblock Spf30 Medication
Is there any medication that can help pigmentation spots on face?(i used sunscreen 50)i use bc-pills because i get terrible acne if i don't use them.
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen putting your skin at risk for sun damage. It is perfectly fine to apply medications and then sunscreen as this order will not disrupt the effectiveness of the topical medications. ...Read more
Sunscreen: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent the uv rays from getting to the skin. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 18, recently, my entire face is much darker. I always use spf30+ sunscreen, and i haven't been tanning. Is this due to hormones or something else?
Possible: To have something to cause the tanning. You should see your doctor( not ob) for a thorough exam to make certain it is general tanning not just in sun exposed areas. If it is general tanning a work up is in order. If it turns out it is sun exposure you may need a better type of sunscreen . Technology is advancing. A good medical a esthitician can help you with that product selection. Wear indoors? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been at the beach for the last couple of days, wearing sunscreen with only zinc and titanium active ingredients, but my skin now itches. Why?
Inflammation: Hi. These sorts of skin reactions can happen with any sort of inflammatory process. You could simply be dried out from the beautiful sun and cool breezes. (I'm jealous). Or you might actually be sensitive to the topical agents that you've used (even though you may think that you shouldn't be). Everybody is different in this regard. Use some sort of hypoallergenic cream and hydrate with H20! ...Read more
Is it safe to use my sunscreen during pregnancy? Active ingredients are: avobenzone, octisalate and octocrylene. Thank you, doctors!
As above: I do't see why not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Titanium Dioxide: Titanium is one of the physical sun blocking agents found in certain sunscreens. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Block UVA & UVB: An ideal sunscreen would block both uva & uvb rays with active ingredients that do not break down in the sun (so that the product remains effective), and would contain active and inactive ingredients that are proven to be safe for both adults and children. Unfortunately, there is no sunscreen that meets all of these criteria, and no simple way for consumers to know how well a given product stack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Using sun screen has several benefits first, it can prevent sun burn which can be very painful more importantly, most forms of skin cancer are caused by an accumulation over time of the suns harmful ultra violet rays. Some of them can be deadly in addition, too much sun exposure over time causes the skin to be rough and wrinkled. ...Read more
Both are great: Sunblock normally consists of a physical blocker like zinc or titanium oxide which block and reflect both uva and uvb rays. Sunscreen usually means a chemical screen that interacts with the uvb rays to prevent sun damage. A combination of both us very common, but for very sensitive skin, a block is sometimes better. ...Read more
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