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Doctor insights on: Australian Gold Sunscreen

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Tel me good sunscreen wid SPF 30 + , UVA UVB PA+++ n plz tel me any name?

Tel me good sunscreen wid SPF 30 + , UVA UVB PA+++ n plz tel me any name?

Sunscreen: There are many good sunscreens on the market. But the brands vary in different countries. You know all the good ingredients so you can start reading labels. ...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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Are Asian sunscreens safe to use?

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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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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Should I use a special sunscreen?  

Should I use a special sunscreen?  

Not really: The fda has recommended that the term sunblock be dropped as it is often very misleading and can result in patients believing they have more protection from the sun than they actually do. I agree, a good sunscreen with an spf of 50, that contains both a uvb protector and a metal such as zinc or titanium oxide for uva. That's all you need if you reapply it frequently. ...Read more

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What is the active element in sunscreen?

What is the active element in sunscreen?

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 more

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What are good alternatives to sunscreen?

What are good  alternatives to sunscreen?

Antioxidants: You should always wear sunscreen but morning topical antioxidants that are actually absorbed into the skin offer longer lasting protection. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a sunblock or sunscreen?

Can you recommend a sunblock or sunscreen?

High SPF: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if that sunscreen is really necessary?

Safer: Necessary no, look at the generation born in the 1920's they knew little of sunscreen and many did well. However, we now know that daily application of a quality broad spectrum SC that blocks UV A&B will reduce risk of developing pre cancerous lesions and decrease sun damage. ...Read more