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Doctor insights on: Are There Harmful Effects Of Wearing Too Much Sunscreen

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Are there harmful effects of wearing too much sunscreen?

Are there harmful effects of wearing too much sunscreen?

No: You can get your daily vitamin d needs far more reliably from a supplement that shouldn't cost more than $4/ month. Then you can use all the sunscreen you want and look younger longer & get fewer skin cancers. ...Read more

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Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate" Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate"
Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin.The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients.They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

Sunscreen: I would suggest regarding sunscreen that is not bad for your health. Go to www.ew.com and look at their health sunscreens. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using sunscreen on your face everyday?

What are the side effects of using sunscreen on your face everyday?

Very few: As long as you are not sensitive to the ingredients, this would generally be considered a good habit. ...Read more

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Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have carcinogenic effects?

Does moderate sun exposure (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen have  carcinogenic effects?

Any sun exposure: Has some carcinogenic potential related to UV exposure. But remember its exceptionally small with limited exposure like you mention. There are many benefits to sun exposure too, you level of exposure just needs to be balanced based on your risk for developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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8mo in sun for ~10 minutes with no sunscreen. Any effects to her skin or health? Also, what is a safe sunscreen for babies?

8mo in sun for ~10 minutes with no sunscreen. Any effects to her skin or health? Also, what is a safe sunscreen for babies?

Not much: For babies 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen. Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses. In Atlanta with rains recently, sunlight exposure would be minimal. Also avoidance of sun needs to be balanced with the need for vit D, for which sun light is the best source ...Read more

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My face color is much darker than my body's color. Sunscreen will protect further damage. But how can I get my own color back?

My face color is much darker than my body's color. Sunscreen will protect further damage. But how can I get my own color back?

Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime and may not work if your skin is dark. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. ...Read more

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Does sunscreen expire?

Does sunscreen expire?

Yes: Sunscreens have a shelf life of three years. After this, they start to lose their stability and efficacy. You should see an expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen and should use it before that date. If you don't see an expiration date, write the month and year you purchased it on the bottle and toss after three years. Do not use any sunscreen that has become lumpy or has turned an odd color. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen?

What is the best sunscreen?

Sunscreen: The best sunscreen should have a molecule that protects against UVB & UVA (UVA-2 and UVA-1). Zinc Oxide is the molecule that has the ability to block UVA & UVB. So when considering using a sunscreen, look for Zinc Oxide. ...Read more

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What sunscreens do you recommend?

What sunscreens do you recommend?

Neutrogena, Alta MD: The neutrogena helioplex and the anthelios by la roche posay are my favorites. For acne prone skin, the alta md uv clear works well. It is important to use sunscreens with both uva and uvb coverage. Spf value refers to uvb protection. The new fda ruling requires uva protection labeling, which will be presented as + (lowest), ++, or +++ (highest). Reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read more

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Are Asian sunscreens safe to use?

Sunscreen: There can't be a gross generalisation about whether a sunscreen from Asia is good or bad. Stick with a reputable brand. ...Read more

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Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Should I wear sunscreen everyday?

Yes: Even while your driving in a car sun still can do damage, skin seuticuals has a spf 50 i highly recommend see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to purchase it. ...Read more

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How does sunscreen actually work?

How does sunscreen actually work?

Sunscreen: Sunscreen combines organic and inorganic chemicals to filter the light from the sun so that less of it reaches the deeper layers of your skin. Like a screen door, some light penetrates, but not as much as if the door wasn't present. Sunblock, on the other hand, reflects or scatters the light away so that it doesn't reach the skin at all. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to use?

What is the best sunscreen to use?

Zinc oxide: Many of the sunscreens available in the us are banned in europe due to concerns about carcinogenic risk of some of the ingredients. However, the risk of skin cancer after a sunburn far exceeds any potential risk from sunscreens. The safest sunscreens are the barrier sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium. ...Read more

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What makes sunscreen so important?|

Skin Cancer: Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun. In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. 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 more

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